Communities, Place, and Conservation on Mount Kilimanjaro Communities, Place, and Conservation on Mount Kilimanjaro
By analyzing the interaction between the organization of Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) and the Chagga people who live near its boundaries, I emphasize the social side of a conservation scenario by focusing on the cultural roots of the Chagga people’s sense of place and its influence on their interaction with the mountain. I take as a premise that place and culture are closely connected, and that both, in conjunction with an encroaching western influence in environmental approaches, influence environmental conservation in important ways at the local level on Kilimanjaro. By better understanding the motivations and priorities of the people who surround the lands they hope to protect, KINAPA could tap into some of the social resources it needs to sustain Mount Kilimanjaro.
School:Brigham Young University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:environment conservation community sociology geography mount kilimanjaro place social resources kinapa
Date of Publication:04/20/2004