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Author Mawere, Munyaradzi.

Title Environmental conservation through ubuntu and other emerging perspectives / Munyaradzi, Mawere.

Publication Info. Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa Research & Publishing CIG, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (177 pages)
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Environment Conservation through Ubuntu and Other Emerging Perspectives : An Introduction -- Pre-colonial Environmental Conservation and Management Strategies in Africa : A Brief Overview -- Environment conservation in Africa : From the Dawn of Colonialism -- Re-theorizing the environment conservation debate in Zimbabwe -- 'Ubuntu/unhu' and Environmental Conservation in Africa : A Remedy to the Current Conservation Crisis? -- Leveraging Sustainable Environmental Conservation and Management in Africa : Other Emerging Perspectives from Within -- Bibliography.
Summary In spite of its surging popularity with scholars and environment conservation and management aid experts, scientific environmental epistemology does not seem to be the answer to the forestry and environmental problems that Africa is facing. Due to the lasting impacts of colonialism and therefore Western scientism on Africa, at the core of the conservation dilemma lies the conflict between scientific conservation epistemologies and 'local'/'indigenous' conservation epistemologies with the latter being the locals' potential workable solution to the environmental problems haunting the continent. It is in view of these circumstances that this book was born. The book is a clarion call for the revival and reinstitution of indigenous conservation and management epistemologies, not as a challenge to Western scientific conservation epistemologies, but to complement efforts by Western science in easing the tapestry of environmental problems that haunt Africa and the rest of the world. This is a valuable book for environmental conservationists, land resource managers, political/social ecologists, environmentalists, environmental anthropologists, environmental field workers and technicians, and practitioners and students of conservation sciences.
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Subject Nature conservation -- Africa.
Nature conservation.
Conservation of natural resources -- Africa.
Conservation of natural resources.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Mawere, Munyaradzi. Environmental conservation through ubuntu and other emerging perspectives. Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa Research & Publishing CIG, 2014 xxiv, 150 pages 9789956791293
ISBN 9789956791668 (electronic book)
9956791660 (electronic book)