Environmental and related interest groups in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Fuggle, Richard Francis en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Schweizer, C D en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-15T07:06:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-15T07:06:46Z
dc.date.issued 1983 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Schweizer, C. 1983. Environmental and related interest groups in South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17000
dc.description Bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study was undertaken to provide information on interest groups or voluntary organisations which involve themselves in environmental conservation. The primary aim was to identify and list all those groups which together make up the environmental lobby in South Africa. Further aims were to determine the environmental orientation and characteristics of the groups, and to determine the degree of involvement they offer to the general public. The groups which were identified as comprising the environmental lobby are listed in a detailed form in part 2 of this study. They appear to concentrate largely on the conservation of the natural environment. The results of the study suggest that the environmental lobby contains a relatively small number of groups which register limited support. This support is drawn largely from the white section of the population. The groups themselves are well organised, but in general display a low financial base. A greater reliance appears to be made on the development of specialist skill than on the promotion of group cohesion and the generation of public support. It is believed that this may have led to the restriction of opportunities for general public involvement in group activities. It is suggested that groups in the lobby need to expand their interests to include conservation of the built environment, and so increase their appeal to the public. The opportunities for public involvement in group activities at all levels also need to be increased. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Environmental Studies en_ZA
dc.title Environmental and related interest groups in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Environmental and Geographical Science en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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