Chobe Enclave, Botswana Lessons learnt from a CBNRM Project 1993-2002

  • Brian T.B. Jones


The implementation of what we call Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Botswana started in the Chobe Enclave in the northern part of the country. The Chobe Enclave Conservation Trust (CECT) was the first trust to enter into a joint venture agreement with a private safari company and as such the first community organisation to earn large amounts of money from natural resource utilisation.