Chobe district integrated land use plan.


The Chobe District Integrated Land Use Plan is a framework plan: it sets the boundary conditions for more detailed plans, such as the tourism management plans. The land use defined for each zone and the management plans to be developed for these zones should be in line with this zoning. This Integrated Land Use Plan provides the larger framework for development. The plan evaluates the different claims for development, and the need for land, water and other natural resources. The plan addresses current conflicting land uses, in particular human-wildlife conflicts (which is basically conflicting functions: agricultural and residential functions versus conservation and tourism functions). The plan proposes a zoning for the Chobe District, Botswana. It addresses the possibilities for multifunctional use of areas, but also provides recommendations for development issues related to the conflicts, such as recommendations for crop protection or implementation of compensation schemes.

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