The Kruger National Park: A Social and Political History

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Carruthers, Jane. The Kruger National Park: A Social and Political History. Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal Press, 1995.

Do we owe the world-famous Kruger National Park to the triumph of “good” conservationists over the forces of “evil” commercial exploitation? Or is there a far more complex, and ultimately far more believable, history to be uncovered? From this new perspective, environmental protection can no longer be viewed as a moral issue, divorced from political reality. Game reserves and national parks form an integral part of state resource management strategies. And in South Africa these strategies have been shaped by pressures such as white self-interest, Afrikaner nationalism, ineffectual legislation, elitism, capitalism, and the exploitation of Africans.
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