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A Question of Access: Nature Conservation, Displacement, and Social Transformation at the Virunga National Park, DRC

Event Type
Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy; Center for African Studies
Natural History Building, Room 2049
Apr 20, 2018   3:00 pm  

The Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is framed as key to bringing peace to the region, which has been afflicted by conflict for at least the past three decades, and spurring local economic development. Drawing on qualitative fieldwork in the region, this talk examines the role of the park in local migration patterns, with special regard to the many internally displaced persons. It argues that the VNP contributes to increased social and environmental differentiation and contributes to local conflict dynamics by restricting local communities' access to resources.

Learn more information about Stephan Hochleithner and this event.

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