This book, co-edited by FCRN member Ken Giller, discusses the impact of transfrontier conservation areas (TFCAs) in southern Africa on the populations that were displaced by these projects. TFCAs were based on a promise to simultaneously contribute to global biodiversity conservation initiatives, regional peace and integration, and the sustainable socio-economic development of rural communities. Cross-border collaboration and eco-tourism became seen as the vehicles of this promise, which would enhance regional peace and stability. However, as these highly political projects took shape, conservation and development policymaking progressively shifted from the national to regional and global arenas, and the peoples most affected by TFCA formation tended to disappear from view.
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