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Ethnobiology, conservation and livelihood strategies in the Central Kalahari


Ref: EIDPR071
Type: Scoping
Project Leader: Dr Gary Martin
Lead Institution: GDF - Global Diversity Foundation, GDF - Global Diversity Foundation
Host Country Institutions: IUCN - Botswana, University of Botswana, Letloa Trust, Komku Trust
Start Date: 2007-01-21
End Date: 2007-02-01
Funding: £3,000.00
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Status: Completed
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Botswana
Purpose: to explore the contribution of ethnobiological knowledge to local livelihood options for San and Bakgalagadi (Tswana-speaking) communities living in and around protected areas in the Central Kalahari, Botswana. In doing so, we hope to promote local environmental knowledge and natural resource management initiatives, and collectively address the issue of integrated conservation and development for Botswana’s remote rural populations.
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