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Myth and Reality in the Rain Forest: How Conservation Strategies are Failing in West Africa

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Oates mounts a persuasive case against community development schemes in threatened rainforest areas

By: John F Oates

310 pages, B/w photos, 9 maps

University of California Press

Paperback | Sep 1999 | #98858 | ISBN: 0520222520
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Hardback | Dec 1999 | #98855 | ISBN: 0520217829
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The author argues that the linking of conservation to economic development has had disastrous consequences for many wildlife populations, especially in West Africa. He maintains that in those parts of the world where people are very poor, human well-being is more likely to be promoted by large-scale political, social, and economic reforms than by community development schemes associated with conservation projects.

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