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The Challenge of Regulating Private Wildlife Ranches for Conservation in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Cousins, Jenny A.
dc.contributor.author Sadler, Jon P.
dc.contributor.author Evans, James
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-16T14:33:52Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-16T14:33:52Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6027
dc.description.abstract "We address the new attempts at regulating wildlife ranches on private land in South Africa. Although positive conservation impacts can be attributed to private wildlife ranching, there are a number of ecological consequences that often arise as a result of economic priorities. We present and analyze new national regulations aimed at coordinating provincial legislation and guiding the wildlife industry in a more conservationist direction, and examine tensions that have arisen between different sociopolitical scales as a result. Data were obtained through a desk-based study of legal documents and interviews with key stakeholders. The new regulations begin to address international obligations and national policy on biodiversity conservation by potentially combating a number of specific ecological problems associated with wildlife ranching. However, in practice, the regulations are a significant source of tension among stakeholders and will be challenging to implement. A key issue is competing agendas between incentive-driven ranchers and conservationist aims. It may be that in addressing the ecological problems at the margin, the new regulations will encourage some ranchers to convert their land away from conservation friendly land use." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject conservation en_US
dc.subject regulation en_US
dc.subject wildlife en_US
dc.subject privatization en_US
dc.subject stakeholders en_US
dc.title The Challenge of Regulating Private Wildlife Ranches for Conservation in South Africa en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country South Africa en_US
dc.subject.sector Wildlife en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 15 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth June en_US

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