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Colby College, University of Puget Sound

Publication Date

Spring 2010

Program Name

Botswana: Community-Based Natural Resource Management

Abstract

Two students with the School for International Training, Amie Fleming and Erica Hann, conducted three weeks of field work in Kasane, Botswana gathering data about the wildlife species and grass species present along the Chobe River. An upcoming Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) development project is planned for this area of land. The goal of this month-long study was to better establish baseline data on the types of plants and animals found within the area with the intention of developing recommendations for the project. We focused on creating a proposal for the route of a nature trail, along with bird hides and picnic areas planned. Although an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was conducted for this project, it provided only the most basic information about local ecology and implications of the scheduled development, and our research sought to supplement its conclusions.

Disciplines

Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Natural Resources and Conservation | Natural Resources Management and Policy

 

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