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SPECIAL VOLUME HUMAN ECOLOGY

MANAGEMENT OF NATIONAL PARKS AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN AFRICA

EMMANUEL K. BOON LUC HENS

AND GONZALO OVIEDO

2012 • Pages: 352 • Size: 180x240 • ISBN 81-85264-43-0 •

Binding: Hard • PRICE: US $ 60/- Rs. 1950/-

(Human Ecology Special Issue No. 16)

PEOPLE, HEALTH AND DISEASES

The book analyzes the state and management of national parks in Africa. It discusses the state of ecosystems of national parks in the continent and assesses the capacity of environmental leadership and management to positively impact on biodiversity conservation in national parks. The book also examines the economic, social, and environmental performance of national parks in Africa and the role of stakeholders in the realization of the anticipated benefits of national parks in Africa. A number of key challenges facing the sustainability of national parks in the continent are identified and strategies for redressing them provided. The contributors to the book are from the various sub-regions of Africa - Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa. However, to provide ample opportunity to compare the African situation to experiences in the other regions of the world, papers from Asia and Latin America are included. The book contains 24 chapters organized in three parts. The introduction of the book and the key issues are presented in Part 1 while Part 2 concentrates on African sub-regional case studies. Part 3 discusses two case studies form Brazil and Vietnam. The chapters of the book emanate from papers presented at an international conference on the management

of national parks and biodiversity conservation at the University of Ghana in April 2007 organized by the three Belgian Universities (Human Ecology Department of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Gent, and Catholiek Universiteit Leuven) and two Ghanaian partners, University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) and International Centre for Enterprise and Sustainable Development (ICED).

CONTENTS

  1. Foreward • Clifford Nii Boi Tagoe
  2. Preface and Acknowledgements • Emmanuel K. Boon, Luc Hens and Gonzalo Oviedo
  3. PART ONE: INTRODUCTION AND KEY ISSUES

  4. Luc Hens and Emmanuel K. Boon • Introduction: Changing Views on the Management of Protected Areas
  5. Asamoah Boateng • National Environmental Policies: How Neglected are National Parks?
  6. Emmanuel K. Boon and Dorcas Mbuvi • Environmental Leadership and Management of National Parks: Theory versus Reality
  7. Luc Hens and Jean Hugé • National Parks and Biodiversity Conservation as Instruments for Poverty Reduction
  8. Davis W. Barasa • Conservation and Management of Wildlife in National Parks: From Biological Conservation to Community Participation in East Africa
  9. Charles Takoyoh Eyong, Emmanuel K. Boon and Albert Ahenkan • Of What Value are National Parks? A Case of How Optimization Could Reduce the Current Bedlam in the Korup National Park, Cameroon
  10. Makame Kitwana and Emmanuel K. Boon • Can Benefit Sharing Sustain Paricipatory Natural Resources Management? The Case of Kiwengwa-Pongwe Forest Reserve in Zanzibar
  11. Theo van der Sluis • Illegal Settlements and Land Degradation in Kalakpa Resource Reserve (Ghana): What are the Solutions?
  12. Kwaku Boakye • Eco-tourism, National Parks and Biodiversity Conservation
  13. Kwame A. Domfeh and Justice Nyigmah Bawole • The Role of Major Groups in the Management of National Parks and Biodiversity Conservation
  14. Patience Agyare-Kwabi • Communication and Outreach Programme for Biodiversity Conservation in Forest Reserves and National Parks
  15. Emanuela Casti • Participatory Mapping and Environmental Conservation in Western Africa: The SIGAP Strategy
  16. Jacob W. Tumbulto • Water Resources and the Management of National Parks
  17. Paul Ouedraogo and Yakubu Issaka Balma • Bush Fires and the Management of National Parks: Burkina Faso
  18. Robert Bamfo • Implications of the Kyoto Protocol for the Management of National Parks
  19. Patrick Van Damme • From African Ethnobotanical Biodiversity to Domestication of New Crops for Development
  20. PART TWO: AFRICAN SUB-REGIONAL CASE STUDIES

  21. Charles Takoyoh Eyong and Solvay Gerke • Management of National Parks and Biodiversity Conservation in Africa: Experience from South West Cameroon
  22. Albert Ahenkan and Emmanuel Boon • Forest Reserves and Biodiversity Conservation in Ghana
  23. J. Kipn’getich, E.M. Kanga, R.O. Odongo and D. M. Kyale • Management of National Parks and Biodiversity Conservation in Africa: East African Sub-regional Experiences
  24. Ndangwa Noyoo • Biodiversity and Eco-Tourism in Southern Africa: Implications for Sustainable Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction
  25. Lebogang Seitshiro • The Potential for Community Based Natural Resources Management in the Conservation of Nature and the Development of Sustainable Livelihoods: The Case of Botswana
  26. PART THREE: INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDIES

  27. Fernando Dias de Avila-Pires • Biodiversity Conservation: Experiences from Brazil
  28. Vu Van Hieu, Emmanuel K. Boon and Le Xuan Quynh • Participation of Local Communities in Management of Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation in Vietnam - Case Study in Cat Ba National Park
  29. Emmanuel Boon and Amie Fletcher • Conclusion

Index

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