Are Central Africa’s Protected Areas Displacing Hundreds of Thousands of Rural Poor?

  • Bryan Currana, Terry Sunderlandb, +9 authors Philipp Rothf

Abstract

In the past several years, a small but highly productive body of researchers have published extensively on the involuntary displacement of local communities living in or around protected areas in general, but particularly with regard to Central Africa (Schmidt-Soltau 2003; Brockington 2004; Brockington & Igoe 2006; Brockington et al. 2006; Cernea & Schmidt-Soltau 2003a, b, 2006; Schmidt-Soltau 2005a, b; Schmidt-Soltau & Brockington 2007). These papers challenge the purported practice of sovereign states, often supported by conservation NGOs, to designate protected areas without

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@inproceedings{CurranaAreCA, title={Are Central Africa’s Protected Areas Displacing Hundreds of Thousands of Rural Poor?}, author={Bryan Currana and Terry Sunderlandb and Fiona Maiselsa and John Oatesc and Stella Asahad and Michael Balingad and Louis Defoe and Andrew Dunna and Paul Telfera and Leonard Usongoe and Karin von Loebensteinf and Philipp Rothf} }