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Mathew Bukhi Mabele

University of Dodoma, Tanzania

Mathew Bukhi Mabele


Mathew Bukhi Mabele is a Conservation Social Scientist, working in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Dodoma, Tanzania. He teaches and researches on environmental policy, governance and practices in tropical ecosystems. He applies decolonial and social justice perspectives to study the society-nature relations in forestry and wildlife ecosystems. He especially studies power over framings of concepts such as conservation, Anthropocene, environmental degradation, charcoal, poaching, coexistence, bioeconomy and sustainability at the policy level, and resulting consequences for day-to-day resource governance and socio-ecological justice in the ecosystems. Broadly, he is interested in understanding underlying systemic structures and processes that drive injustices in the society-nature relations, and exploring alternative pathways for socio-ecological justice in the ecosystems. His works appear in peer-reviewed international journals in geography, sustainability, development, energy, environment and conservation. He also serves as an invited reviewer for journals in the fields of conservation, ecology, forestry, geography, environment and development.

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