This book examines the connections between natural resources, tourism and community livelihood practices in Southern Africa, highlighting the successes and constraints experienced over the last 50 years.
Questioning how natural resources, tourism and community livelihoods relations can positively contribute towards development efforts, this book adopts an interdisciplinary approach to understand socio-ecological systems that characterize the dynamics for sustainable development. It explores the history of conservation and natural resource management in Southern Africa and traces the development and growth of nature-based tourism. Boasting a wide range of tourism landscapes, including national parks, wetlands, forests and oceans, the book draws on case studies from a variety of Southern African countries, including Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, and considers the political challenges for implementing policies and practices. Furthermore, it analyses broader issues such as the impact of climate change, human–wildlife co-existence and resulting conflicts, poor access to funding and poverty in local communities. The book argues that the links between conservation and livelihoods can be best understood by considering the different approaches to reconciling the demands of conservation and livelihoods that have evolved over the past decades.
Containing contributions from natural and social sciences the book provides guidance for practitioners and policymakers to continue to shape policies and practices that are in line with the key tenets of sustainable development. It will also be of great interest to students and scholars researching Southern Africa, sustainable tourism and conservation.
Naomi N. Moswete, Monkgogi Lenao and Moren T. Stone
Part I Natural Resources Management and Conservation in Southern Africa: History and Trajectories
Bongani Glorious Gumbo
James Malitoni Chilembwe
Wame L Hambira
Paul Hebinck, Richard Dimba Kiaka and Rodgers Lubilo
Gijsbert Hoogendoorn and Jennifer M. Fitchett
Part II Natural Resource-Based Tourism Development and Growth In Southern Africa: Policy Issues, Challenges and Practices
Patricia K. Mogomotsi, Melville Saayman and Andrea Saayman
Vincent R. Nyirenda, Castro Milimo and Ngawo Namukonde
Mary Ellen Kimaro and Jarkko Saarinen
Jones Mudimu Muzirambi, Regis Musavengane and Kevin Mearns
Part III Conservation and Tourism Development Debates in Southern Africa: Origins, Narratives and Progress
Brian A. Child
Joyce Lepetu and Hesekia Garekae
Seetanah Boopen. And Sannassee R.V
Felicite A Fairer-Wessels
Part IV Southern Africa in the World: Cases, and Lessons
Moren T. Stone , Gyan P. Nyaupane , Dallen Timothy and Lesego S. Stone
Gagoitseope Mmopelwa and Lesego Mackenzie
Part V Conclusion
Monkgogi Lenao, Naomi Moswete and Moren Stone
This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to conservation and the environment, integrating perspectives from both social and natural sciences. Topics include, but are not limited to, development, environmental policy and politics, ecosystem change, natural resources (including land, water, oceans and forests), security, wildlife, protected areas, tourism, human-wildlife conflict, agriculture, economics, law and climate change.
This series publishes titles for all audiences, including students, scholars and professional/policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).