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Social Change and Conservation

Edited By: Krishna B Ghimire and Michael P Pimbert

342 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 1997 | #58860 | ISBN: 1853834106
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Hardback | Dec 1996 | #58859 | ISBN: 1853834157
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Protected areas and conservation policies are usually established with only local nature and wildlife in mind. Yet they can have far-reaching consequences for local populations - often harmful ones, undermining their access to resources and their livelihoods. This is a comprehensive discussion of the social consequences of protection area schemes and conservation policies. Drawing on case studies from North America, Europe, Asia, Central America and Africa, it critically reviews current trends in protected area management and the prevailing concept of conservation, and shows how local people have been affected - their customary rights, livelihoods, well being and social cohesion.


Social change and conservation, K. Ghimire andM. Pimbert; biodiversity and human welfare, P. Blaikie and S. Jeanrenaud; national parks and protected area management in Germany and Costa Rica, J. Bruggerman; salvaging nature - indigenous peoples and protected areas, M. Colchester; women, forest products and protected areas in West Bengal, C. Dey; local development and parks in France, A. Finger-Stich and K. Ghimire; conservation and social development - panda reserves in China, K. Ghimire; ecotourism and rural reconstruction in South Africa, E. Koch; management of wildlife, tourism and local communities in Zimbawe, C. McIvor; protected areas, conservationists and aboriginal interests in Canada, J. Morrison; parks, people and professionals - putting "participation" into protected areas management, M. Pimbert and J. Pretty.

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