A view from the other side of the fence: Tsonga communities and the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Duration: 
September, 2005 to September, 2009
Funding: 
CEU Research Support Scheme
Kruger National Park

People whose livelihoods chiefly involve the direct exploitation of local natural resources often come into conflict with the institutions of protected areas, which are dedicated to natural resource conservation or preservation. Many scholars and managers now question the traditional top-down approach of excluding local participation and ignoring local interests in protected areas establishment and management.