ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Relocation of People from Wildlife Areas

Debates on relocation of affected communities from areas declared protected still appear, in many cases, to closely mirror similar concerns in the 19th and early 20th centuries, when forest management was tailored to suit colonial interests. However, as a recent seminar on relocation revealed, there has been of late a significant improvement in approaches adopted towards relocation as increasing numbers of forest managers seek to sensitively consider aspects of equity and justice. But while a comprehensive approach linking PA management with people's livelihoods on a regional scale is needed, such approaches also need to be locale-specific rather than a blueprint solution to meet all needs.

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