Title:
Economic efficiency and incentives for Change within Namibia's community wildlife use initiatives
Publication Year:
2002
Abstract:
Five community wildlife conservation and utilization initiatives, or conservancies, on communal land in Namibia were appraised to determine economic and financial worth. Conservancies are economically efficient and able to contribute positively to national income and the development process. They also provide a channel for the capture of international donor grants (wildlife non-use values) as income, and generate attractive financial returns for communities. Donor grants are very important catalysts in promoting land use change in conservancies. Ability to generate income from tourism is important. Flexibility and adaptability in design are key factors, ensuring effective rural development and conservation. Keywords: Africa, Namibia, community, wildlife, economics, incentives.
Publication Title:
World Development
Volume:
30
Issue:
4
Pages:
667-681
Item Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en

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