community conservation

Why African community conservation is here to stay

Why African community conservation is here to stay Local communities find themselves in the middle of a tug-of-war between two distinct schools of thought. On the one side, the sustainable use of resources is supported by policies and legislation of several southern African countries, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, among other...
The Commons and CBNRM

The commons and the theory behind community-based natural resource management

The commons and the theory behind community-based natural resource management Prior to the modern industrial era, communities living on common-lands the world over (called commons) relied heavily on the abundant natural resources that surrounded them for their survival. In Africa, ancient traditions reflected the value of natural resources and incorporated nature in their worldviews, belief...
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