Friday, June 08, 2007

Livelihoods and natural resources study

HOORC researcher Joseph Mbaiwa is back in Maun from Texas A&M University where he is a PhD candidate. He will be working in the Okavango Delta for the next six months on his research project, Tourism Development, Rural Livelihoods and Conservation in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. The study will analyse changes in livelihoods and in the use of three specific species – lions, the Hyphaene petersiana palm and Hyparrhenia hirta thatching grass – in relation to development of tourism activities.

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