Master of Environmental Studies Capstone Projects

Document Type

Thesis or dissertation

Date of this Version

January 2007


Presented to the Faculties of the University of Pennsylvania in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Environmental Studies.


This paper will provide management suggestions for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) General Management Plan of 1996, with much focus on the valuable resources shared by the Maasai and wildlife. It will also summarize the creation of the Ngorongoro Crater, provide a history of human existence in Ngorongoro, describe the wildlife of Ngorongoro, and discuss current management of the Conservation Area. But most importantly, it will provide options for a better future for wildlife and for the Maasai people.

Additional Files

Ngorongoro Figures_Lori Swanson.ppt (4886 kB)



Date Posted: 10 January 2007