Conflict-sensitive conservation: Field report from Queen Elizabeth National Park

By Rob Craig on April 1, 2009

In December 2006, IISD and the Conservation Development Centre (CDC) undertook consultations with a range of fishing, pastoralist and agricultural communities within and adjacent to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) in Uganda. The focus of these consultations was the conflict situations being addressed by the CARE Rights Equity and Protected Areas (REPA) program in and around the park. A workshop was subsequently convened at the CARE office in Kampala, with a specific focus on discussing the conflicts around QENP. The workshop introduced and presented various conflict analysis techniques, which were discussed in both plenary and working group sessions that used real conflict scenarios from QENP to test and to draw out the key learning points and recommendations for the future application of these techniques. This report reflects this field research. It is available in English.

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IISD, 2009