Ecotourism as a vehicle for local economic development: A case of Tsholotsho District, Zimbabwe

Ecotourism as a vehicle for local economic development: A case of Tsholotsho District, Zimbabwe Zingi G, et al (2022) Cogent Social Sciences. (Open access)  The authors examine the role of tourism as a vehicle for improving and strengthening local economic development (LED) initiatives in Tsholotsho District. The challenges faced in initiating LED are lack of funds, politicisation of natural...

Position Statement On the Management of Human-Wildlife Conflict

Position Statement On the Management of Human-Wildlife Conflict IUCN Some human-wildlife conflicts involve situations where lives and livelihoods are at very serious risk, requiring urgent attention that cannot wait for the outcomes of research, dialogues and conflict mediation. In emergency cases, there may be no other option than to implement imperfectly-informed damage control measures as soon...

Namibian Experiences Establishing Community Fish Reserves

Namibian Experiences Establishing Community Fish Reserves Britta Hackenberg, Clinton Hay, Jamie Robertsen, and Caitlin Blaser Mapitsa Inland fisheries play a critical role in the ecology of the Okavango Delta, but their conservation is particularly complex. For nearly a decade, communities, conservancies, policy makers, and partner organisations have worked to establish fish reserves across the...

Twenty-First Century Conservation in Africa: Contemporary Dilemmas, Future Challenges

Twenty-First Century Conservation in Africa: Contemporary Dilemmas, Future Challenges Michael Bollig 2020   Africa has been at the receiving end of the monikers of others, from the pejorative ‘dark’ continent of the 19th century to be labelled more recently, first, as ‘hopeless’ and then, a decade later, as ‘rising’ by The Economist. It’s high time for Africa to carve out its own...

Getting blended finance to where it’s needed: The case of CBNRM enterprises in Southern Africa

Getting blended finance to where it’s needed: The case of CBNRM enterprises in Southern Africa Smith J, et al (2022) Land. So far, blended finance approaches have not been fully adapted to the context where conservation activities take place, for example on communal lands—a common tenure arrangement for conservation in southern Africa. This study identifies opportunities, barriers, and risks...

An analysis of trophy size trends in popular hunting species in Namibia over five years

An analysis of trophy size trends in popular hunting species in Namibia over five years M Walters, M Hauptfleisch The Namibian Journal of Environment (NJE) 2022 Within the last twenty years, Namibia has developed a leading alternative model of biodiversity conservation, largely due to its Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) programme and its allocation of large areas of land...
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