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The effects of tourism development on rural livelihoods in Okavango Delta, Botswana

Community based natural resources management (CBNRM) targets biodiversity conservation and rural development. In Okavango Delta this has been carried out for over a decade. Using the sustainable livelihoods framework this study analyses the effects of tourism development through CBNRM on rural livelihoods. Communities have forgone traditional activities like hunting, gathering livestock and crop farming to participate in tourism. Livelihoods have been improved as a result.