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[As this chapter has shown, national parks in the western world arose from similar concerns and motives, although these gave rise to very different outcomes in other parts of the world. In southern Africa, as we have seen, national parks developed as an integral part of colonial schemes. As we...
[Whatever the rationales for the removal of the Basarwa from the reserve may be, the confrontation between the government of Botswana and the Basarwa over Central Kgalagadi is a manifestation par excellence of the unresolved relations between parks and people. Notwithstanding pressure on the...
[This chapter has attempted to raise the question of why state land was considered to be useful for establishing national parks, and why and how private land is now increasingly being considered as more appropriate for nature conservation than state land. Part of the answer lies in the shifting...
[I have referred to these examples to highlight that land restitution provided the platform from which communities have become involved in national parks affairs. This does not imply, however, that the relations between people and parks are dependent on land reform. Rather, my argument is that...
[Scientific analyses (and even divination for that matter) have their own pitfalls in foretelling the future. Nevertheless, the background that has been laid at the 5th World Parks Congress will direct many of the activities in matters related to protected areas. This will occur after the...
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