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9 - Images Of Africa: Agency And Nature Conservation In South Africa

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This chapter shows how the new elite has bonded with the old (white) elite, which formerly controlled nature conservation. These representations seriously limit options for local communities to benefit from nature conservation. Images of 'wild' African landscapes have been in the European psyche ever since the intensification of European interaction with the African continent in the colonial era. And nowhere is this probably more so than in the field of nature conservation and nature tourism. International tourists are often lured to visit countries in Southern Africa on the basis of an essentialist representation of Africa. South Africa changed its conservation practice accordingly in the wake of the post-1994 transitions. Practically all international conservation organizations have embraced the concept of transfrontier conservation areas (TFCAs). The huge global threats to the interconnected ecosystems and migrating species allegedly require large-scale conservation efforts.

Keywords: ecosystems; European psyche; nature conservation; South Africa; transfrontier conservation areas (TFCAs)

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