Attribution: Please use this identifier to share, cite, or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/42169
Title: Exclusion through defined membership in people-centered natural resources management : who defines?
Authors: Mosimane, Alfons Wabahe
Aribeb, Karl Mutani
University of the Western Cape, Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies
University of Zimbabwe, Centre for Applied Social Sciences
Keywords: MEMBERSHIP IN CBNRM
COMMUNAL LAND
GOVERNANCE
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
FOREST UTILIZATION
FOREST MANAGEMENT
WILD ANIMALS
BOTSWANA
NAMIBIA
ZIMBABWE
Date: 2005
Publisher: Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, ZA
Series/Report no.: Commons Southern Africa occasional paper series; 14
Abstract: This paper investigates how community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) has determined membership to rights over forestry and wildlife resources in Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. The legal frameworks in these countries emphasise geographic location, which can be referred to as a ‘community of place’, with the residents determining membership. While recognising the limitations highlighted by CBNRM critics, it must be acknowledged that authority and boundary (‘area of jurisdiction’) are equally important. Any poorly defined link between authority and boundary would invite criticism, and would be seen as an essential flaw in any common property regime. Membership of wildlife and forest management regimes in Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe is based on geographic location and residence, the latter being based on social elements such as kinship and marriage, cultural affiliation and social networks.
Description: Copublished with Centre for Applied Social Sciences, University of Zimbabwe
CASS/PLAAS occasion paper series
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/42169
Project Number: 101807
Project Title: New Approaches to People-centred Natural Resource Management for Development - Phase II
Access: IDRC Only
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
129694.pdf439.08 kBAdobe PDFView / IDRC staff only    Request a copy
Show full item record