Killing for Conservation

Killing for Conservation

Wildlife Policy in Zimbabwe

Rosaleen Duffy


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James Currey



Examines conservation and wildlife policies in Zimbabwe.
Wildlife conservation policy is often discussed within the braoder debates of sustainable development. The case study of Zimbabwe illustrates how the politically controversial policy agenda of wildlife utilization is part of the wider realm of global environmental politics.

Is African wildlife under threat from African people?
Large-scale poaching feeds an international demand for ivory and rhino horn

Is there a conflict between the ideologies of preservation and conservation?
'Preservation' is concerned with protecting a habitat from any use; 'conservation' allows for managed use.

Are conservation strategies politically neutral?
The way that wildlife issues are presented masks the inherently political nature of conservation policy-making at the local, national and international levels.

Does Campfire live up to its reputation?
Does Zimbabwe's much-vaunted community-based Campfire programme, which permits animal culling profits to be used for community development , live up to its reputation?

ROSALEEN DUFFY is Lecturer in Politics at Lancaster University

Published in association with the International African Institute
North America: Indiana University Press; Zimbabwe: Weaver Press


January 2000
192 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
African Issues
ISBN: 9780852558461
Format: Paperback
James Currey
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This is an important book about an important subject and it should serve as a model for those engaged in research on other aspects of Zimbabwean politics and society - Elaine Windrich in H-SAFRICA

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