Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Integrated Conservation and Development (ICD) initiative in Uganda:

Upholding human rights in conservation: who is responsible?
The current conflict concerning the boundaries of Saadani National Park in Tanzania and the rights of the local people highlights how injustices continue to be perpetrated in the name of conservation. In this context, this briefing clarifies which actors have human rights obligations.
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Linking Conservation, Equity and Poverty Alleviation: Understanding profiles and motivations of resource users and local perceptions of governance at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, southwest Uganda, is home to around half the world’s population of critically endangered Mountain gorilla and is situated in one of the poorest and most densely populated regions of Africa. Integrated Conservation and Development (ICD) initiatives have been promoted as a way of protecting the park while also improving the livelihoods of local people. But while some have been successful, many have been criticised for failing to reduce threats posed by unauthorised resource use. This research sought to understand who continues to use Bwindi’s resources illegally and why, despite ICD.

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