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Institutional Arrangements for Conservation, Development and Tourism in Eastern and Southern Africa

A Dynamic Perspective

Editors: Van der Duim, René, Lamers, Machiel, van Wijk, Jakomijn (Eds.)

  • Describes and analyzes two decades of institutional arrangements for tourism, biodiversity conservation and rural poverty reduction in eastern and southern Africa
  • Discusses the importance of tourism to conservation and development outside national parks in the region
  • Offers a comparative analysis of the emergence, diffusion, forms and impact, and future prospects of six different approaches to conservation, development and tourism
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This book presents an overview of different institutional arrangements for tourism, biodiversity conservation and rural poverty reduction in eastern and southern Africa. These approaches range from conservancies in Namibia, community-based organizations in Botswana, conservation enterprises in Kenya, private game reserves in South Africa, to sport hunting in Uganda and transfrontier conservation areas. The book presents a comparative analysis of these arrangements and highlights that most arrangements emerged in the 1990s through either a decentralized or centralized change trajectory that was sponsored by donors. They aim to address some of the challenges of the ‘fortress’ types of conservation by combining principles of community-based natural resource management with a neoliberal approach to conservation, evident in the use of tourism as the main mechanism for accruing benefits from wildlife. The book illustrates the empirical relevance of these novel arrangements by presenting their growth in numbers and discuss how these arrangements differ in their form. With respect to the conservation and development impacts of these arrangements, we show that they have secured large amounts of land for conservation, but also generated governance challenges and disputes on tourism benefit sharing, affecting the stability of these arrangements to generate socioeconomic and conservation benefits.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Novel Institutional Arrangements for Tourism, Conservation and Development in Eastern and Southern Africa

    Duim, René (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • From Exploitation to Ownership: Wildlife-Based Tourism and Communal Area Conservancies in Namibia

    Jones, Brian T. B. (et al.)

    Pages 17-37

  • The Tsiseb Conservancy: How Communities, the State and the Market Struggle for Its Success

    Lapeyre, Renaud

    Pages 39-58

  • Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Botswana

    Mbaiwa, Joseph E.

    Pages 59-80

  • Community Empowerment Through Community-Based Tourism: The Case of Chobe Enclave Conservation Trust in Botswana

    Stone, Moren T.

    Pages 81-100

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9529-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9528-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0812-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Institutional Arrangements for Conservation, Development and Tourism in Eastern and Southern Africa
Book Subtitle
A Dynamic Perspective
Editors
  • René Van der Duim
  • Machiel Lamers
  • Jakomijn van Wijk
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9529-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9529-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9528-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0812-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 265
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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