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Lessons for the Future of Sustainable Use of Vicuña

  • Iain Gordon

9.1 Introduction

Community-based conservation through the sustainable use of wildlife has become one of the basic approaches to wildlife conservation (Convention on Biological Diversity, 2004). Community-based conservation seeks to involve local communities in nature conservation through providing benefits (primarily economic) from wildlife through sustainable use. While the paradigm is not new, it is growing in application due to the perceived success of programmes such as CAMPFIRE in Zimbabwe (Martin, 1986). This requires a holistic, integrated approach to wildlife management that includes research and development across a range of academic and applied research disciplines. However, with the recent debate (e.g. Martin, 1999; Attwell, 2000; Adams and Hulme, 2001) on the value of community-based conservation, the protagonists on both sides of the argument appear to forget that there are two benefeciaries of the community-based conservation paradigm people and wildlife. Generally the...


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