Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) was established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, designated to promote the conservation of natural resources, safeguard the interests of NCA, indigenous residents and promote tourism. NCA is a unique protected area in the whole of Africa where conservation of natural resources in integrated with human development. The main feature of the NCA include the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti Plains that support about 2.0 millions migratory wildlife species of the Serengeti Mara-ecosystem (TAWIRI, 2003) and the catchment forest; the Northern Highland Forest Reserve (NHFR) known as ‘Entim Olturot’ in Maa language. NCA was accorded the status of a World Heritage Site and listed as one of the International Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Reserve Programme.

Location
Tanzania

Contact
Website: www.ngorongorocrater.org