Success in integrating conservation and development? A study from Zambia

Wainwright, C. and Wehrmeyer, W. (1998) Success in integrating conservation and development? A study from Zambia. World Development, 26 (6). pp. 933-944. ISSN 0305-750X. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0305-750X(98)00027-8

Abstract

Over the past decade, Zambia, like several other Southern African countries, has introduced community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) projects in several rural areas. These initiatives attempt to combine both conservation and development initiatives into an integrated approach, aimed at promoting rural development-based on natural resources as well as encouraging conservation awareness. This critical review examines the impact of the Luangwa Integrated Resource Development Project (LIRDP) at the community level. The research suggests that LIRDP has generally failed to achieve its conservation and development objectives and that the program has achieved few community benefits. The underlying causes of the project's shortcomings are discussed and corrective policy is suggested. By placing the survey findings into the wider debate about community-based conservation, the research has implications for rural development as well as community-based natural resource management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Africa; Zambia; LIRDP; conservation; development; communities
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Tara Puri
Date Deposited: 31 May 2009 19:06
Last Modified: 31 May 2009 19:06
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17238 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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