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Mine Islar

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The Politics of Natural Resource Enclosure in South Africa and Ecuador

Author

  • Melissa Hansen
  • Mine Islar
  • Torsten Krause

Summary, in English

The paper examines the ways in which states facilitate 'new enclosures' of natural resources, and the challenges of this as a strategy of development and environmental sustainability. We argue that enclosures introduce significant changes in property regimes, which redefine conditions for the access and control of land and forest, especially for tribal and indigenous communities. In this context, we analyse two state-initiated projects-the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in South Africa, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Socio Bosque incentive conservation programme in Ecuador.

Department/s

  • LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)

Publishing year

2015

Language

English

Pages

287-298

Publication/Series

Conservation and Society

Volume

13

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Wolters Kluwer

Topic

  • Human Geography
  • Environmental Sciences

Keywords

  • Ecuador
  • South Africa
  • UNESCO World Heritage
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  • financial incentives for conservation
  • protected areas
  • state-driven development
  • Enclosure

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0975-3133