This course investigates a wide variety of environmental conservation projects in Africa. We examine efforts by colonial and post-colonial states to preserve wilderness in national parks, and how local residents have responded. We study projects developed by international organizations which link environmental conservation with economic benefits for local people. Finally, we look at indigenous African efforts to conserve natural resources and to restore degraded lands. Throughout the course, we compare and contrast the perspectives and interests of conservation biologists, government officials and local residents, among others. Offered every fall. Also offered as AFS 425.
ANTH 425 / AFS 425