AoR 85: Pastoralists Displaced in Cameroon, Africa -- Mark Moritz & Paul Scholte

Americans hear news of social conflict and small-scale warfare in Africa and we ignore the news because it's far away and doesn't affect us. It's also not possible to meaningfully engage emotionally with everyone bad happening around the globe. But there are real people and animals in Cameroon whose lives are disrupted and because pastoralists are often politically marginalized it's important to tell their stories.

Mentioned Resources

Congo Basin Forest Partnership article "Thousands of pastoralists seek refuge in Waza National Park, Cameroon"

Moritz, Mark, Victoria Garcia, Abigail Buffington, and Mouadjamou Ahmadou. 2019. “Pastoralist Refugee Crisis Tests the Resilience of Open Property Regime in the Logone Floodplain, Cameroon.” Land Use Policy 86 (July): 31–42.
Scholte, Paul, Olivier Pays, Saleh Adam, Bertrand Chardonnet, Hervé Fritz, Jean‐Baptiste Mamang, Herbert H. T. Prins, Pierre‐Cyril Renaud, Patrick Tadjo, and Mark Moritz. 2022. “Conservation Overstretch and Long‐term Decline of Wildlife and Tourism in the Central African Savannas.” Conservation Biology 36 (2).
Rangeland Ecology & Management article: Moritz, Mark., Ian M. Hamilton, Paul. Scholte, and Yu-Jen. Chen. 2014. “Ideal Free Distributions of Mobile Pastoralists in Multiple Seasonal Grazing Areas.” Rangeland Ecology & Management 67 (6): 641–49.

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