Thursday, November 17, 2005

Boundary crossing parks meeting

HOORC Associate Professor Larry Swatuk recently took part in the meeting, Parks for Peace or Peace for Parks? Issues in Practice and Policy, sponsored by the the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The meeting explored the potential for transboundary conservation areas dedicated to the promotion of peace and cooperation to help resolve conflicts and protect the environment. Larry spoke about efforts in southern Africa to reconnect fragmented protected areas and to solve environmental problems in the region. He pointed out that creating working peace parks that protect the environment and promote democracy requires additional considerations that are often overlooked. Read more about transboundary conservation issues in HOORC's library:

Sharing water : towards a transboundary consensus on the management of the Okavango River Basin final report

Transboundary rivers, sovereignty and development : hydropolitical drivers in the Okavango River basin

Transboundary protected areas : the viability of regional conservation strategies

Transboundary environmental negotiation : new approaches to global cooperation

Beyond boundaries : transboundary natural resource management in Sub-Saharan Africa

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