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Protected Areas, Tourism and Rural Community Livelihoods in Botswana

Abstract Firstly, this study uses community asset mapping guided by the Community Capitals Framework (CCF) to explore the linkages between Protected Areas (PAs), tourism and community livelihoods. Secondly, it assesses changes in community needs facilitated by community participation in wildlife-based tourism in a protected area setting. Thirdly and finally, the study assesses whether the introduction of community wildlife-based tourism in a protected area as a sustainable management tool has led to the spiraling up or down of community capitals. The study adopted qualitative research method approach and made use of data collected through community asset mapping supplemented by data from focus group discussions, households, key informants, and secon... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Stone, Moren Tibabo (Author) / Nyaupane, Gyan P (Advisor) / Buduk, Megha (Committee member) / Thapa, Brijesh (Committee member) / Timothy, Dallen J (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Natural resource management / Sustainability / Recreation and tourism / Community-Based Tourism / Human-Wildlife Conflicts / Protected Areas / Sustainable Community Livelihoods / Sustainable Tourism / Wildlife Conservation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 213 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Community Resources and Development 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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