Research Handbook on Law, Environment and the Global South
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Research Handbook on Law, Environment and the Global South

Edited by Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan

This comprehensive Research Handbook offers an innovative analysis of environmental law in the global South and contributes to an important reassessment of some of its major underlying concepts. The Research Handbook discusses areas rarely prioritized in environmental law, such as land rights, and underlines how these intersect with issues including poverty, livelihoods and the use of natural resources, challenging familiar narratives around development and sustainability in this context and providing new insights into environmental justice.
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Chapter 9: Wildlife conservation and land rights in Kenya: competing or complementary agendas?

Patricia Kameri-Mbote


Species loss around the world, and in the developing world specifically, has become a key concern of law and policymakers. The greatest threat to species and their habitats remains human interventions in ecosystems as well as use of resources. The competition for resources between humans and wildlife pits conservation against people’s welfare, and conservation is perceived as compounding poverty by taking land that would otherwise be available for use. This chapter looks at wildlife conservation and land rights. It argues that there is no natural co-relation between secure land rights and sustainable wildlife management. It further emphasises that the scale and level at which the rights are allocated determines the capacity of land rights to promote wildlife management as does the elimination of contradictory rules being applied which could fan unsustainable harvesting or decimation of wildlife resources.

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