Wildlife Conservation Causes Deforestation in Colonial Namibia

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  • Emmanuel Kreike Princeton University, NJ, USA

Abstract

In this Arcadia article, environmental historian Emmanuel Kreike explores the relationship between conservation and deforestation in twentieth-century Namibia.

Author Biography

Emmanuel Kreike, Princeton University, NJ, USA

Emmanuel Kreike teaches African and environmental history at Princeton University. He studied African history at the University of Amsterdam, UCLA, and Yale University (PhD, 1996), and Tropical Forestry at the School of Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University (PhD, 2006). Recent publications related to the topic are: E. Kreike, Deforestation and Reforestation in Namibia: The Global Consequences of Local Contradictions (Leiden: Brill, 2010) and E. Kreike, Environmental Infrastructure in African History: Examining the Myth of Natural Resource Management in Namibia (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013). His current research focuses on the socio-environmental impact of war and refugee displacement on rural societies in southern Africa during the regional liberation wars and in global comparative perspective.

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2015-09-17

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