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Contested Conservation: Implications for Rights, Democratization, and Citizenship in Southern Africa

Masego Madzwamuse (), Elizabeth Rihoy () and Maxi Louis ()
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Masego Madzwamuse: Southern Africa Trust
Elizabeth Rihoy: Resource Africa
Maxi Louis: Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organizations

Development, 2020, vol. 63, issue 1, 67-73

Abstract: Abstract Two competing ideological approaches have emerged in African wildlife conservation: an exclusionary approach that is aligned with the, mostly Western, animal protection movement; and the inclusive human rights-based approach of many African governments, which reflects the opinions and rights of their citizens. The emergence of social media as a campaign tool used by animal protection organizations reduces the ability of rural African citizens to engage with policy processes affecting their rights and strengthens the ability of misinformed western citizens to assume this role.

Keywords: Inclusive conservation; Policy; Citizenship; Governance; Social media; Campaigns; Animal protection; Militarization; Natural resources; Rights (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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