Natural resource use, crop damage and attitudes of rural people in the vicinity of the Maputo Elephant Reserve, Mozambique




Participation by local communities in management is widely considered a means of sustaining protected areas. In parts of the world with a history of armed conflict, the chances of such an approach being successfully adopted might seem remote. One such area is the Maputo Elephant Reserve in southern Mozambique. The aim was to improve understanding of the local people’s use of natural resources and perceptions of the Reserve’s impact. Interviews and questionnaires distributed in four different villages were used to estimate the relative value of these resources in relation to the attitude of the local people towards the Reserve.


Foundation for Environmental Conservation






- Maputo


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Geral


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Diversidade biológica e cultural;
- Áreas Protegidas


- Reserva Especial de Maputo



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