The objective with these Guidelines is to assist local people and social researchers to negotiate equitable research agreements. This document lays out the purpose of the guidelines, provides some background information about the process that led to this document, and provides some general principles and practical guidelines for social research in local communities.

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Document prepared by local communities residing by the Kruger National Park and a network of social science researchers under the auspices and supported by The Transboundary Protected Areas Research Network of the University of Johannesburg, IUCN, the Carnegie Mellon University USA, University of Michigan USA, Institute for Social Studies (ISS) Netherlands, Wits Rural Facility and PLAAS Institute of the University of the Western Cape
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Tapela, B.N, Büscher, B.E, Maluleke, L, Twine, W.C, & Steenkamp, C. (2009). Guidelines for negotiating social research in communities living adjacent to transboundary protected areas: Kruger National Park. ISS Staff Group 0. The University of Johannesburg. Retrieved from