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FINDING  THE  COMMUNITY  IN  COMMUNITY-­BASE  NATURAL  RESOURCE   MANAGEMENT:  THE  CASE  OF  NDUMO  GAME  RESERVE,  SOUTH  AFRICA

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dc.contributor.author Meer, Talia
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-22T12:14:38Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-22T12:14:38Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/13091
dc.description.abstract In  South  Africa  Community-­based  Natural  Resource  Management  (CBNRM)  has   recently  gained  popularity  as  the  dominant  approach  to  conservation  due  to  its  perceived   environmental  and  social  benefits  and  as  a  form  of  restitution  for  communities  that  were   forcibly  evicted  from  their  land  during  apartheid.  This  dissertation  investigates  the   disconnect  between  the  rhetoric  and  reality  of  CBNRM  in  South  Africa,  by  focusing  on   the  case  of  Ndumo  Game  Reserve.    It  aims  to  critically  evaluate  the  social  justice  and   economic  impacts  of  CBNRM  on  the  neighbouring  Mbangweni  and  Mathenjwa   communities.  It  argues  that  there  are  significant  tensions  between  the  community  focused   rhetoric  of  CBNRM,  the  predominantly  fortress-­style  of  conservation,  and  the  neo-­liberal   eco-­tourism  venture  at  Ndumo  Game  Reserve.  I  conclude  that  CBNRM  at  Ndumo  is   largely  guided  by  western  conservation  and  economic  ideologies  and  driven  by  the   support  of  state  and  private  interests  while  alienating  local  people  from  their  land  and  its   management.   en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject CBNRM, Community, Conservation, South Africa, Ndumo en_US
dc.title FINDING  THE  COMMUNITY  IN  COMMUNITY-­BASE  NATURAL  RESOURCE   MANAGEMENT:  THE  CASE  OF  NDUMO  GAME  RESERVE,  SOUTH  AFRICA en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.date.defence 2010-08-18
dc.contributor.department Department of International Development Studies en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Dr O Willis en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr N Mannathukkaren en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr G Kynoch en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr M Schnurr en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Received en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts No en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release No en_US


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