Monday, November 14, 2005

New in HOORC's Library: Southern African Parks in Transition

Work from the IUCN's Southern African Sustainable Use Specialist Group was used to create Parks in Transition: Biodiversity, Rural Development and the Bottom Line, a collection of papers that draw on insight from case studies and synthesize them into lessons to guide park management in transitional economies. Figures and tables draw comparisons among the seven countries of the southern African region -- for example, percentage land apportionment by tenure, changes in gross value of international trophy hunting and biodiversity ranking -- as background to a discussion of accountability in resource management. Botswana's experience with community based natural resource management is highlighted in Chapter Four. You can find the book in HOORC's library.

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