<%BANNER%>

Manuscripts Support Research on Wildlife Conservation

http://www.africa.ufl.edu/pub_res/casrr.html ( Publisher's URL )
University of Florida Institutional Repository
MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Manuscripts Support Research on Wildlife Conservation
Series Title:
Center for African Studies research report
Physical Description:
Newsletter article
Creator:
Reboussin, Daniel
Publisher:
UF Center for African Studies, University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Florida
Publication Date:

Subjects

Genre:
Spatial Coverage:

Notes

Acquisition:
Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Daniel Reboussin.
Publication Status:
Unpublished

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location:
UF
Rights Management:

This item is licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License. This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon this work even for commercial reasons, as long as they credit the author and license their new creations under the identical terms.
Resource Identifier:
System ID:
IR00003516:00001

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Manuscripts Support Research on Wildlife Conservation
Series Title:
Center for African Studies research report
Physical Description:
Newsletter article
Creator:
Reboussin, Daniel
Publisher:
UF Center for African Studies, University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Florida
Publication Date:

Subjects

Genre:
Spatial Coverage:

Notes

Acquisition:
Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Daniel Reboussin.
Publication Status:
Unpublished

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location:
UF
Rights Management:

This item is licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License. This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon this work even for commercial reasons, as long as they credit the author and license their new creations under the identical terms.
Resource Identifier:
System ID:
IR00003516:00001


This item is only available as the following downloads:


Full Text

PAGE 1

CAS Research Report : Reboussin 2013 14 Oct. 18, 2013 Manuscripts Support Research on Wildlife Conservation University of Florida biology and environmental scien ce graduate students have the opportunity to study African anthropology, geography history, language, and politics Many students apply an interdisciplinary understanding to the community management of w ildlife conservation in Africa first in project teams and then as graduate practitioners Now a n established principle worldwide, th e community management approach was first implemented by the Galana Game Management Scheme in colonial Kenya and later expanded by the Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE) in Zimbabwe. A s African Studies librarian, I have had the pleasure of supporting teaching and research programs relating to wildlife conservation by facilitat ing the acquisition arrangement, and description of several outstanding donations of rare and unique primary resources document ing these historic waypoints in sustainable wildlife conservation T he Graham and Brian Child African Wildlife and Range Management Collection details CAMPFIRE operation s implemented in communities across Zimbabwe. It reflects program growth through annual reports, education al and promotional materials, a nd subsequent external critiques. Researchers will find the Ian Parker Collection of East African Wildlife Conservation offers similar documentation of the implementation and eventual failure of the Galana S chem e along with even more extensive research materials on the ivory trade T he Records of the East African Professional Hunters Association offer a glimpse into the operations of a private group that from 1934 1974 was influential in the development of wildlife conservation practice, oppos ition to poaching, the creation of wildlife tourism, and in framing Kenya's game laws. Th e s e are among the most substantial and significant primary resources available on the history of African wildlife conservation. C ombined almost 150 archival document boxes contain n early 100 linear feet of gray literature reports, diaries financial records, correspondence, government documents, maps, ephemera, research data, photographs and digitized video In

PAGE 2

Reboussin : Research Report 2 addition to providing materials essential for research into the history of community conservation strategies in Africa, these related but distinct manuscript collections document over 100 years of conservation law history in the British Empire, wildlife policy implementation across colonial Africa, change in practices following national independence, and impacts on animals (elephant s rhinoceros es crocodiles, and hippopotam i ) as observed by game wardens, professional hunters, ranchers, and researchers Included materials were authored by game and park officials, the US Agency for International Development, non government o rganizations such as World Wildlife Fund, F ood and Agriculture O rganization of the UN the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora International Union for Conservation of Nature, trade groups, consultants and academic s. The y address topics including hunting practices community relations with parks, overpopulation and herd culling, banning the international trade in ivory, controlling poaching, corrupt government practices, game ranching fish farming environmental degradation, and disease control More de tails on these collections are available online with links to research finding aids: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/africanwildlife/ Also available there are links to selected digitized items : the Elephant Da ta Sheets project ( currently transcrib ing biological data to machine readable format ) and a n extraordinary 40 x 3.5 hand drawn map of hippo potamus herds Murchison Falls, as counted from the air. Caption 1 : Bull elephant charging ( image from the EAPHA Records ) Caption 2 : Smathers Libraries Digital Services staff digitiz e the large format hippo map ( Parker Collection ) ( B ody: 500 words ; total 5 7 8 ) Daniel A. Reboussin, Ph.D. is African Studies Collections Librarian at the UF George A. Smathers Libraries and a Center for African Studies Affiliate Digitization of African Studies Collections is supported by the CAS Title VI grant in collaboration with UF Digital Collections