Community-based natural resource management manual

Posted on 21 September 2006

Community-based Natural Resource Management Manual: Wildlife Management Series

This Manual has been written to provide an introduction to community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) in Southern Africa. Countries in Southern Africa are: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe. CBNRM is based on the principle that land and natural resources should be managed by those people who live with and depend on them. CBNRM does not involve wildlife only but other natural resources and community development as well. Hence aspects covered in this manual can be used by any community.

This Manual is divided into seven chapters, each addressing a different aspect of CBNRM.The aim of the manual is to provide a good understanding of the social, economic, and ecological factors that affect the management of natural resources by communities in the Southern African region.

Examples are taken from across the region, of descriptions of national situations or specific instances of CBNRM projects and programmes.

CBNRM manual cover