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Chatty and Colchester - Chapter 26

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Buy and Download Description Is human displacement the price to be paid for conserving wildlife in Africa? If human and wildlife interests fundamentally clash, reasoning goes, human land use and settlement may be incompatible with sustaining complex habitats for wildlife. Then, logically, conflict between humans and wildlife should decline when they are physically separated through the creation of protected reserves. But such hopes foundered on the rangeland realities of Africa where founding national parks, reserves and protected habitats - inaccessible to the local, available to the ubiquitous tourist - was accompanied by a disheartening decline in wildlife populations, especially those bearing marketable trophies. This outcome had little to do with local strategies of managing wild and domestic animals and land. Rather, it emanated from shrinking wildlife habitats outside of reserved areas, increases in subsistence hunting due to poverty, and expansion of the international market in wildlife trophies, locally sustained by a network of collaboration between entrepreneurs, corrupt officials, and poachers (Bonner 1994; Western 1997). Is human displacement the price to be paid for conserving wildlife in Africa? If human and wildlife interests fundamentally clash, reasoning goes, human land use and settlement may be incompatible with sustaining complex habitats for wildlife. The
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