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"Double sustainability" in Botswana and South Africa: the case of the san in the central Kalahari game reserve and Kgalagadi transfrontier park

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2013
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The question of land access rights for indigenous peoples is now a prominent theme in the management of large parks and game reserves in Africa. This comparative study addresses different government responses to this question regarding land dispossession of the San in Southern Africa. Ancestral lands of this unique and marginalized indigenous population had been rendered off limits by the creation of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP) in South Africa and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) in Botswana. In more recent years, the government of Botswana and the post-apartheid government of South Africa have pursued quite divergent approaches to addressing the question of renewed San access rights in the parks. Central to the comparative analysis in this study is the degree to which South Africa and Botswana have embraced the concept of “double sustainability” in park management, which emphasizes the protection of biodiversity and people’s livelihoods at the same time.
Title: "Double sustainability" in Botswana and South Africa: the case of the san in the central Kalahari game reserve and Kgalagadi transfrontier park.
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Name(s): Nelson, Lindsay
O’Brien, William
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Date Created: 2013
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 56 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The question of land access rights for indigenous peoples is now a prominent theme in the management of large parks and game reserves in Africa. This comparative study addresses different government responses to this question regarding land dispossession of the San in Southern Africa. Ancestral lands of this unique and marginalized indigenous population had been rendered off limits by the creation of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP) in South Africa and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) in Botswana. In more recent years, the government of Botswana and the post-apartheid government of South Africa have pursued quite divergent approaches to addressing the question of renewed San access rights in the parks. Central to the comparative analysis in this study is the degree to which South Africa and Botswana have embraced the concept of “double sustainability” in park management, which emphasizes the protection of biodiversity and people’s livelihoods at the same time.
Identifier: FA00003527 (IID)
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, 2013.
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