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From Conflict to Collaboration: People and Forests at Mount Elgon, Uganda

By: Penny Scott

158 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Paperback | Jan 1997 | #86864 | ISBN: 2831703859
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About this book

Describes a field-level assessment of how people living near the Mount Elgon National Park in Uganda use the park's forest resources. It argues that extractive use of a range of timber and non-timber forest products, if properly monitored and controlled, is not necessarily a threat to biodiversity. The book explains clearly which data gathering methods were chosen and why, and how the results of this assessment can be used to develop collaborative management agreements with local people. Interdisciplinary and practically oriented, this book should be obligatory reading for protected area managers and others who aim to involve rural people in forest and nature conservation.

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