Market Triumphalism and the CBNRM
'Crises' at the South African Section of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park," Geoforum 39, no.
In fact, the problems with CBNRM
lie in the area of communication.
The success of the CBNRM
program in Namibia is attributable to a number of factors, but it is hard to ignore the seminal role played by the United States.
The international commitment to CBNRM
so far has been more rhetorical than real.
movement has attempted to return some of the existence benefits of elephants and other wildlife to the local people.
In contrast, the one thing that had worked to stop poaching and the loss of habitat was the marketization of elephants through CAMPFIRE and related CBNRM
According to Shifeta, the CBNRM
programme is firmly entrenched in Namibia's National Development Plans and Poverty Reduction Strategies, adding that conservancies are explicitly included as part of the country's rural development strategies in the National Development Plans and Vision 2030.
We need to create a long term sustainability and management strategy for CBNRM
Omba is a member of the Namibian Association of CBNRM
Support Organisations (NACSO) and works in partnership with several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Namibia who are working in rural development such as Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, (DRFN), Nyae Nyae Conservancy and Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC).
Nepal has a similar CBNRM
Programme to Namibia, that has been operating since the early 1990s and has up to date achieved great conservation results.
The Namibian CBNRM
programme has often been hailed as a success as it tackles poverty through the sustainable use of natural resources.
This is despite the fact that CBNRM
is a Namibian invention, where it is already strongly entrenched, and Ngoma Lodge is the first tentative step in Botswana to copy our success.