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Chatty and Colchester - Chapter 09

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Buy and Download Description The above quote is from a June 1999 letter to the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Namibia. It was written by two residents of southern Kunene Region, who recently each applied for formal Permission to Occupy Land (PTO) leases to establish campsites and thereby capitalize on a post-independence increased flow of tourists to this wildlife-rich area. Their immediate complaint is that the granting of these applications has been put on hold following a request to this effect by the local 'conservancy committee'. More revealing, however, is the rationale behind their complaint: that how can this hold on local entrepreneurial activity be justified when national policy vis à vis conservation in communal areas has been driven largely by expatriates, many of whom are themselves currently employed in the private sector. This is coupled with serious, albeit contested,2 allegations levelled at the 'legality and authority' of the conservancy committee. The above quote is from a June 1999 letter to the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Namibia. It was written by two residents of southern Kunene Region, who recently each applied for formal Permission to Occupy Land (PTO) leases to establish cam
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