A Property Rights Approach to Understanding Human Displacement from Protected Areas: the Case of Marine Protected Areas

Author(s) Michael B. Mascia C. Anne Claus Keywords Local peoples, protected areas, social impacts, fisherfolk, livelihoods, marine reserves, national parks Abstract The physical, economic, and sociocultural displacement of local peoples from protected areas generates intense discussion among scholars and policy makers. To foster greater precision and clarity in these discussions, we used a conceptual framework […]

Pathways of Human Sprawl in Wilderness Buffer Zones (C. Vanderpost)

Author Cornelis Vanderpost (University of Botswana, Botswana) Keywords Human sprawl, Protected areas, Africa, Local communities Abstract Intensification of human sprawl in buffer zones of globally important African wilderness areas is of worldwide concern. The paper identifies two major conflicting (yet potentially reconcilable) pathways of rural sprawl in African wilderness buffer regions, described as the subsistence […]