Tuesday, October 07, 2008
New in HOORC's Library: nature as local heritage
Nature as local heritage in Africa, edited by Thomas J. Bassett and Marie-Christine Cormier-Salem, was published in 2007 as a special issue of the International African Institute's journal Africa. Seven articles make the point that local resource users have a significant stake in preserving and passing on knowledge about natural resources, preserving species and landscapes on their own terms. The authors argue that greater attention should be given to this knowledge to ensure that local livelihoods and environments are enhanced in a sustainable and equitable manner. You can find the publication in HOORC's Library and summaries of the articles online.