Role of values in a community-based conservation initiative in Northern Ghana

Show simple item record Robinson, Lance W. Ampadu Sasu, Kwame 2013-05-30T12:22:25Z 2013-05-30T12:22:25Z 2011
dc.description.abstract In this paper we demonstrate the importance of non-economic values to community-based conservation by presenting findings from research into Kunlog Community Resource Management Area (CREMA) in northern Ghana. One of the central motivations for creating the CREMA was to reinforce a traditional taboo on bushbuck, and while some respondents mentioned the possibility of eventually attracting tourists, the primary desire behind the CREMA is to protect bushbuck and other wildlife for future generations. Several respondents emphasized wanting children and grandchildren to be able to grow up seeing the wildlife. Material benefits should not be the sole focus of those involved in promoting and legislating frameworks for community-based conservation-frameworks such as Ghana’s CREMA policy. Government frameworks for the creation, registration, and regulation of conservation initiatives should be flexible and able to accommodate diverse community-based conservation initiatives driven from a variety of mixes of motivations, including motivations deriving from non-material values. en
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dc.format.extent 1 digital file (26 p.) en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.subject GHANA en
dc.subject ECONOMIC ASPECTS en
dc.title Role of values in a community-based conservation initiative in Northern Ghana en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 104518
idrc.project.componentnumber 104518012
idrc.project.title International Community-University Research Alliance Program (ICURA) en
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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