In: PLA 55 Practical tools for community conservation in southern Africa. Guest editors: Brian Child and Brian Jones.
The failure of so much land-use planning points to the considerable scope we have to capture local knowledge and to increase the level of local influence in resource-use assessment and land-use planning. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are powerful tools in support of local management. Here, Jo Tagg and Julie Taylor describe the participatory use of GIS.
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Keywords: CBNRM, conservation, policy, poverty, marketing, tourism, quota setting, revenue distribution, monitoring, mapping, theatre, finance, training.
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