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Chatty and Colchester - Chapter 05

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Buy and Download Description Community conservation initiatives in Tanzania claim to give rural Tanzanians direct control of natural resources, thereby creating incentives for sustainable resource management at the community level. In practice, however, the agendas of international conservation organizations, private tour companies, and state elites dominate these programmes. The primary objective of Tanzanian community conservation is currently to enroll local people in the protection of national parks. Ironically, the institutional legacy of national parks plays a central role in the very problems that proponents of community conservation are trying to solve. As colonial institutions, national parks in East Africa were gazetted without regard for local resource management systems, or even the seasonal migration of resident wildlife. This chapter considers the ecological, economic, and social problems that national parks have caused throughout East Africa, taking into account structural adjustment programmes which facilitate the wholesale alienation of natural resources from local users. Community conservation initiatives in Tanzania claim to give rural Tanzanians direct control of natural resources, thereby creating incentives for sustainable resource management at the community level. In practice, however, the agendas of interna
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