Inclusive anti-poaching? Exploring the potential and challenges of community-based anti-poaching
Francis Massé, Alan Gardiner, Rodgers Lubilo and Martha Ntlhaele Themba - SA Crime Quarterly JUNE 2017
As it is acknowledged that the largely (para)militarised approach to anti-poaching has its limitations, alternative approaches to conservation law enforcement are being sought. One alternative, what we call inclusive anti-poaching, focuses on including people from local communities in anti-poaching initiatives. Using a case study of a community programme from southern Mozambique, located adjacent to South Africa’s Kruger National Park, we examine the potential of a community ranger initiative to move towards a more inclusive and sustainable approach to anti-poaching and conservation.