Yukino Iwai

Yukino Iwai The Hirayama Ikuo Volunteer Center, Waseda University
Research Fields Environmental Sociology, Wildlife and Society
I have clarified the coexistence of local residents and wildlife as a process of continuous change in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. When you look at a place that attracts the flow of international funds and power for nature conservation from the perspective of the local resident, you will find a totally different view. In recent years, African elephants have become destructive, and their destruction of farms in the villages, leading to damage on people, is increasingly problematic. I also conduct a project with the villagers to prevent destruction by the elephants (Happy Honey Challenge by the non-profit organization Afric Africa [http://afric-africa.vis.ne.jp/04africa/index.htm]).
Main Works
  • Iwai, Yukino. 2008 ‘Community Resistance toward wildlife conservation in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania: From “Weapons of the Weak” to Land Right Movement’ T. Meguro(ed), Re-conceptualization of Wildlife Conservation: Toward Resonatable Actions for Local Life, ACTS press, Nairobi, p67-74.
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