Stories from Eden: Case studies of community-based wildlife management
In the first phase IIED’s Evaluating Eden initiative, desk-based reviews of the status of CWM were commissioned in eight regions: West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, Central America and South America. In addition two country reviews were carried out in Australia and Canada, providing an additional and valuable perspective to the project. The regional teams then went on to explore some of the issues raised in these reviews in a series of case studies based on original fieldwork. Some of the case studies are included in the various regional reports that have been published in this series. Others have been published as discussion papers by IIED or research partners. More remain unpublished and available only as “grey” literature. The purpose of this volume is to provide the reader with detailed summaries of all the Evaluating Eden case studies and to point them in the direction of further information.