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Towards the development of a new Elephant Management Plan and Policy The Community Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE) convened a workshop titled “CAMPFIRE Stakeholders’ Workshop: Towards the Development of a New Elephant Management Plan and Policy”
Rebuilding the Wildlife Sector in a New Zimbabwe A PRE-FEASIBILITY STUDY AND PROPOSALS FOR ACTION BY DONORS AND NGOs

SOURCE: CIC - International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation
By Dr. Rolf D. Baldus and Dr. Graham Child
Community-Based Projects Receive Us$70 000 Boost The Herald (Harare) - 6 March 2007
COMMUNITY-DRIVEN natural resource management projects got a reprieve yesterday when the Norwegian Government, through the World Fund for Nature, injected US$70 000 to boost operations in wildlife havens around the country.
Kenya, Mali Push for Ivory Trade Ban in Zim The Herald (Harare)
March 19, 2007

KENYA and Mali have published proposals for a ban on ivory trade in Zimbabwe, which they are expected to present at this year's Cites meeting in The Netherlands in June.
The other African conflict By Sally Henderson

The lives of wildlife, domestic animals and humans are interwoven in rural Africa. Without co-operation from the local people (who in the final wash are the custodians of the wild) the future of Africa’s wildlife is doomed.
SOURCE: http://www.abc.net.au

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Development and Change
ABSTRACT: CAMPFIRE programmes have been hailed internationally for the innovative ways in which they have sought to confront the challenges of some of Africa’s most marginal regions through the promotion of local control over wildlife management. In Zimbabwe, CAMPFIRE has been cast as an antidote to the colonial legacy of technocratic and authoritarian development which had undermined people’s control over their environment and criminalized their use of game.
 
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The CAMPFIRE programme in Zimbabwe: Payments for wildlife services
ABSTRACT: In this paper, we describe the evolution over the first 12 years (1989–2001) of Zimbabwe's Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE), a community-based natural resource management programme in which Rural District Councils, on behalf of communities on communal land, are granted the authority to market access to wildlife in their district to safari operators. These in turn sell hunting and photographic safaris to mostly foreign sport hunters and eco-tourists.
 
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Devolution and stewardship in Zimbabwe's CAMPFIRE programme
Zimbabwe's CAMPFIRE programme is widely regarded as one of Africa's most successful contemporary conservation initiatives. It permits the residents of communal lands—basically poor, black people—to share in the benefits generated by wildlife utilization on those lands. Despite its achievements the programme still faces fundamental challenges. In particular the development strategies of households in CAMPFIRE areas are focusing on land uses that are incompatible with wildlife—population in-migration, the extension of cropping and increased livestock numbers
 
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The political ecology of poverty alleviation in Zimbabwe's Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE)
ABSTRACT: The CAMPFIRE program in Zimbabwe is one of a ‘new breed' of strategies designed to tackle environmental management at the grassroots level. CAMPFIRE aims to help rural communities to manage their resources, especially wildlife, for their own local development. The program's central objective is to alleviate rural poverty by giving rural communities autonomy over resource management and to demonstrate to them that wildlife is not necessarily a hindrance to arable agriculture, “but a resource that could be managed and ‘cultivated' to provide income and food”.
 

 

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