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Title:The Okavango Delta and the 'end of progress': global transformation and community based wildlife management
Author:Hasler, Richard
Year:1999
Periodical:Botswana Notes and Records (ISSN 0525-5090)
Volume:31
Pages:93-100
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Botswana
Southern Africa
Subjects:popular participation
wildlife protection
deltas
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Environment, Ecology
Okavango River Delta (Botswana)
Environmental protection
Wildlife management
political participation
Economic and social development
land tenure
government policy
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/40980241
Abstract:Community-based wildlife management in the Okavango Delta needs to be analysed and understood within the broader political, ecological and economic trends affecting Botswana as a whole. A range of issues, including global economics, competing land use strategies, tenure regimes, global climate change, village economics and settlement patterns, the role of donor agencies, and the economic and political transformation of Botswana society in the last thirty years, all impact on the prospects for community-based wildlife management. Some key assumptions upon which community-based wildlife management has been based need further discussion. Thus communities are not autonomous, homogeneous spatial entities; communities form part of the State and have a considerable amount of their identity determined by State administrative processes; and communities are strongly affected by international or global decisionmaking processes. The future development of community wildlife management in the Okavango Delta will depend to a large extent on how these three factors are incorporated into planning and management. Bibliogr., notes, sum.
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