Transfrontier Conservation Areas: people living on the edge

J.A. Andersson (Editor), M. de Garine-Wichatitsky (Editor), D.H.M. Cumming (Editor), V. Dzingirai (Editor), K.E. Giller (Editor)

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This book focuses on the forgotten people displaced by, or living on the edge of, protected wildlife areas. It moves beyond the grand 'enchanting promise' of conservation and development across frontiers, and unfounded notions of TFCAs as integrated social-ecological systems. Peoples' dependency on natural resources – the specific combination of crop cultivation, livestock keeping and natural resource harvesting activities – varies enormously along the conservation frontier, as does their reliance on resources on the other side of the conservation boundary. Hence, the studies in this book move from the dream of eco-tourism-fuelled development supporting nature conservation and people towards the local realities facing marginalized people, living adjacent to protected areas in environments often poorly suited to agriculture.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxon, UK
Number of pages216
ISBN (Print)9781849712088
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • conservation areas
  • frontier areas
  • natural resources
  • sustainability
  • society
  • sociology
  • tourism
  • wildlife
  • wildlife conservation
  • people
  • southern africa

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