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Rights, Resources and Rural Development: Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa

Edited By: Christo Fabricius, Eddie Koch, Stephen Turner and Hector Magome

288 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2003 | #144540 | ISBN: 1844070093
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | #144541 | ISBN: 1844070107
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About this book

Investigates why the community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) concept has been critisised and because many of these programmes have not yet had major positive impacts on improved rural livelihoods or conservation of biodiversity. The book identifies the flaws and proposes remedies for a variety of circumstances based on lessons learned in southern Africa over the past decade.


Part 1 Synthesis: the fundamentals of CBNRM; CBNRM and rural livelihoods; political economy, governance and CBNRM; putting out the fires; reconciling biodiversity conservation with rural development. Part 2 Case studies: Fourteen unique chapter-length case studies from southern Africa. Part 3 Recommendations: conclusions and recommendations - what we have learned from a decade of experiementation.

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Christo Fabricius is Professor of Environmental Science, Rhodes University, South Africa. Eddie Koch is a Director of Mafisa Research and Planning, South Africa. Hector Magome is Director of Conservation Services at South African National Parks. Stephen Turner works at the Centre for Cooperation, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

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