Environmental Conservation through Ubuntu and Other Emerging Perspectives
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178 Pages
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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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Published 07 December 2013
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conservation and management aid experts, scientific environmental
the conservation dilemma lies the conflict between scientific conservation
epistemologies, not as a challenge to Western scientific conservation
environmental anthropologists, environmental field workers and
and over forty-five papers in scholarly journals.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION THROUGH UBUNTU AND OTHER EMERGING PERSPECTIVES
Munyaradzi Mawere
Munyaradzi Mawere
Environmental Conservation through Ubuntu and Other Emerging Perspectives Munyaradzi Mawere
Langaa Research & Publishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda
Publisher: LangaaRPCIG Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.comwww.langaa-rpcig.net Distributed in and outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookcollective.com ISBN: 9956-791-29-6 ©Munyaradzi Mawere 2014
DISCLAIMER All views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Langaa RPCIG.
Dedication
To Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group for encouraging the spirit of constructive research and scholarship in and on Africa. On behalf of Africa, I offer you a BIG thanks!
Table of Contents Acknowledgements................................................................vii Preface........................................................................................ix Environment Conservation throughUbuntuOther and Emerging Perspectives: An Introduction........................xiii Part 1...........................................................................................1 Chapter 1 Pre-colonial Environmental Conservation and Management Strategies in Africa: A Brief Overview.................................................................................... 3Chapter 2 Environment conservation in Africa: From the Dawn of Colonialism...............................................................................31Part II..........................................................................................61Chapter 3 Re-theorizing the environment conservation debate in Zimbabwe..................................................................................63
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Chapter 4 ‘Ubuntu/unhu’Environmental Conservation in and Africa: A Remedy to the Current Conservation Crisis?.........................................................................................81Chapter 5 Leveraging Sustainable Environmental Conservation and Management in Africa: Other Emerging Perspectives from Within......................................................107Bibliography.............................................................................127
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Acknowledgements The debts that I owe to Prof Francis Nyamnjoh and Dr Artwell Nhemachena for the rich discussions we have had over the years in view of some of the themes tackled in this book are immeasurable. They helped me immensely to rethink some of the themes that run throughout this book. The moral support, love and care by my wife, Annastacia Mawere, cannot go without mention. I feel her in my bones as I move through my life. I would especially like to acknowledge with heartfelt thanks Dr Roselyne Jua and Prof Jacob Mapara for their subtle and meticulous editing and reviewing of the earlier drafts of this book. The comments and suggestions they offered were wonderfully invaluable and made this book even richer. May the Most High God bless you all.
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