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Environmental Issues and Management in Botswana

Have the National Conservation Plans Worked?

by Tidimane Ntsabane, Nkobi M. Moleele

This study on the status of the environment in Botswana demonstrates that despite inadequate resources, some progress has been made to meet the objectives or mandates of the country's National Conservation Strategy. It indicates that natural resource conservation and management legislation does exist, and achievable goals have been set; however there is presently less success in minimising unsustainable resource use. It gives as the principal reason, the poor enforcement of legislation.

The authors make recommendations for improvement under the headings: implementing incentives and disincentives on natural resources; involving local communities in natural conservation efforts; developing and elevating the status of the National Conservation Strategy, identifying external forces of change, enforcing environmental impact assessment legislation and eliminating overlaps within the current legislation.

ISBN 9781904855477 | 66 pages | 216 x 140 mm | 2002 | Organisation for Social Science Research, Ethiopia | Paperback




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