Understanding and managing conservation conflicts

Redpath, Steve M.; Young, Juliette; Evely, Anna; Adams, William M.; Sutherland, William J.; Whitehouse, Andrew; Amar, Arjun; Lambert, Robert A.; Linnell, John D.C.; Watt, Allan; Gutierrez, R.J.. 2013 Understanding and managing conservation conflicts. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28 (2). 100-109.

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Conservation conflicts are increasing and need to be managed to minimise negative impacts on biodiversity, human livelihoods, and human well-being. Here, we explore strategies and case studies that highlight the long-term, dynamic nature of conflicts and the challenges to their management. Conflict management requires parties to recognise problems as shared ones, and engage with clear goals, a transparent evidence base, and an awareness of trade-offs. We hypothesise that conservation outcomes will be less durable when conservationists assert their interests to the detriment of others. Effective conflict management and long-term conservation benefit will be enhanced by better integration of the underpinning social context with the material impacts and evaluation of the efficacy of alternative conflict management approaches.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity
CEH Sections/Science Areas: Watt
ISSN: 0169-5347
Date made live: 11 Mar 2014 16:21 +0 (UTC)

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