EfD in South Africa
The Environmental Economics Policy Research Unit is a collaborative association of academic researchers specializing in environmental and natural resource issues. The unit was established in 2007 to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in Southern Africa. EPRU is based at the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town.
Most recent publications
- south africa EfD South Africa Center Report 2011/12 This report presents EfD South Africa, its members and work during 2011/12. For a free hardcopy, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- south africa | Parks & Wildlife Evaluating the Prospects of Benefit Sharing Schemes in Protecting Mountain Gorillas in Central Africa Presently, the mountain gorilla in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo is endangered mainly by poaching and habitat loss. This paper sets out to investigate the possible resolution of poaching involving the local community by using benefit sharing schemes with local communities. Mukanjari, Samson, Edwin Muchapondwa, Precious Zikhali, Birgit Bednar-Friedl, 2012, "Evaluating the Prospects of Benefit Sharing Schemes in Protecting Mountain Gorillas in Central Africa", Environment for Development Discussion Paper Series November 2012. EfD DP 12-16
- south africa | Parks & Wildlife Abalone Conservation in the Presence of Drug Use and Corruption Implications for Its Management in South Africa The illegal exploitation of wild abalone in South Africa has been escalating since 1994, despite increased enforcement, leading to collapse in some sections of its range. South Africa banned all wild abalone fishing in 2008 but controversially reopened it in 2010. Muchapondwa, Edwin, Kerri Brick, and Martine Visser, 2012, “Abalone Conservation in the Presence of Drug Use and Corruption Implications for Its Management in South Africa”, Environment for Development Discussion Paper Series November 2012. EfD DP 12-15