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

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

by Christo Fabricius
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1844070093

ISBN-13: 9781844070091

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) is an approach to sustainable rural development programs that emphasizes securing rural livelihoods, conservation of biodiversity, and empowering communities. Recently the CBNRM concept has attracted criticism for failing to deliver on its promises. Fabricius (environmental science, Rhodes University, South Africa)

Overview

Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) is an approach to sustainable rural development programs that emphasizes securing rural livelihoods, conservation of biodiversity, and empowering communities. Recently the CBNRM concept has attracted criticism for failing to deliver on its promises. Fabricius (environmental science, Rhodes University, South Africa) collects work analyzing the CBNRM approach. Researchers and academics propose remedies for specific circumstances based on the lessons learned from CBNRM experience in southern Africa over the past decade. The book is distributed by Stylus. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844070091
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures, tables and boxesv
List of contributorsvii
Acknowledgementsix
List of acronyms and abbreviationsx
Introductionxiii
Part 1Synthesis
1The fundamentals of community-based natural resource management3
2Community-based natural resource management and rural livelihoods44
3Political economy, governance and community-based natural resource management66
4Putting out fires: Does the 'C' in CBNRM stand for community or centrifuge?78
5Reconciling biodiversity conservation with rural development: The Holy Grail of CBNRM?93
Part 2Case Studies
6Community-based natural resource management, traditional governance and spiritual ecology in southern Africa: The case of chiefs, diviners and spirit mediums115
7The contribution of bees to livelihoods in southern Africa127
8Everyday resources are valuable enough for community-based natural resource management programme support: Evidence from South Africa135
9Community-based natural resource management in the Okavango Delta147
10Local ecological knowledge and the Basarwa in the Okavango Delta: The case of Xaxaba, Ngamiland District160
11A land without fences: Range management in Lesotho174
12Beach village committees as a vehicle for community participation: Lake Malombe/Upper Shire River Participatory Programme182
13Key issues in Namibia's communal conservancy movement194
14The Torra Conservancy in Namibia200
15The Tchumo Tchato project in Mozambique: Community-based natural resource management in transition210
16The Richtersveld and Makuleke contractual parks in South Africa: Win-win for communities and conservation?223
17The Luangwa Integrated Rural Development Project, Zambia235
18Community wildlife management in Zimbabwe: The case of CAMPFIRE in the Zambezi Valley248
19New configurations of power around Mafungautsi State Forest in Zimbabwe259
Conclusions and recommendations: What we have learned from a decade of experimentation271
Index282

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