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Making conservation sustainable under unfavourable conditions : the case of Chimanimani National Reserve, Mozambique (2020)


Virtanen, P. (2020). Making conservation sustainable under unfavourable conditions : the case of Chimanimani National Reserve, Mozambique. Development in Practice, 30(3), 320-331. https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2019.1682521


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All authors or editors: Virtanen, Pekka

Journal or series: Development in Practice

ISSN: 0961-4524

eISSN: 1364-9213

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 30

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 320-331

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2019.1682521

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66368


Abstract

Based on a case study from the Chimanimani National Reserve in Mozambique, this article analyses to what extent different types of operational practices can contribute to the sustainability of protected areas in relatively unfavourable external conditions. While current conservation policies highlight community participation and market-based approaches, the same “best practices” are not equally valid under different conditions. Where unfavourable natural conditions, lack of infrastructure, difficult access and political instability limit the potential for upmarket ecotourism, actors should focus on community empowerment, diversification of livelihoods, and building joint conservation ideology, where they have direct influence through operational practices.


Keywords: relief work; conflicts (societal events); environment; globalisation; rights

Free keywords: aid-development policies; civil society-partnership; conflict and reconstruction; environment (built and natural); globalisation (inc trade, private sector); governance and public policy; rights; Sub-Saharan Africa


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Reporting Year: 2020

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