Leveraging local livelihood strategies to support conservation and development in West Africa


Over the past 30 years, the promotion of alternative occupations has been central to livelihoodcentered conservation projects (LCP). However, continued pressure on protected areas and high poverty levels in surrounding communities suggest that other LCP approaches may be needed. One historically understudied approach focuses on enhancing pre-existing livelihood strategies to achieve conservation and development goals. We assessed the efficacy of the alternative occupations and pre-existing livelihood strategies approaches to LCPs using two case studies of adjacent protected areas along the Senegal River in West Africa. One community in Senegal promotes tourism as an alternative occupation; another in Mauritania builds on the local...

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Environmental Development

- Inglês

- Nenhuma restrição

- Geral

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Áreas Protegidas

- Todas Áreas de Conservação de Moçambique