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Adapting PRA to protected area management in Central Africa (PLA Notes 47)

Sonia Blaney, Marc Thibault

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Creating management plans for protected areas has to strike a balance between conservation aims and allowing access to natural resources. In this paper Participatory Rural Appraisals were used to establish 'buffer zones' around villages situated within a protected area in Gabon, that allow access to areas that have been traditional used by communities.

Participatory Learning and Action is the world’s leading informal journal on participatory approaches. Guest editors provide up-to-the minute accounts of participatory approaches in specific fields. Since 1987, PLA has provided a forum for participatory practitioners – community workers, activists and researchers – to share experiences, reflections and methodological innovations with others, providing a genuine ‘voice from the field’.

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  • IIED code: G02050
  • Published: Aug 2003 - IIED
  • Area: Africa
  • Theme: Participation
  • Source pub: Participatory Learning and Action 47
  • Language: English

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