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Local participation in natural resource monitoring: a characterization of approaches.
The monitoring of trends in the status of species or habitats is routine in developed countries, where it is funded by the state or large nongovernmental organizations and often involves largeExpand
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The sleeping policeman: understanding issues of enforcement and compliance in conservation
Rules governing human behaviour are at the heart of every system of natural resource management. Without compliance, however, rules are meaningless so effective enforcement is essential ifExpand
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TESSA: A toolkit for rapid assessment of ecosystem services at sites of biodiversity conservation importance
Sites that are important for biodiversity conservation can also provide significant benefits (i.e. ecosystem services) to people. Decision-makers need to know how change to a site, whetherExpand
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A Revised Conceptual Framework for Payments for Environmental Services
Over the past decade, "Payments for Environmental Services" (PES) have received a great deal of attention as a natural-resource management approach. We propose a revised definition and framework forExpand
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Conservation and human behaviour: lessons from social psychology.
Despite increased effort from non-governmental organisations, academics and governments over recent decades, several threats continue to cause species declines and even extinctions. Resource use by aExpand
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The perfect invader: a parthenogenic crayfish poses a new threat to Madagascar’s freshwater biodiversity
In 2007 an unusual crayfish found in food markets in the capital of Madagascar was preliminarily identified as Procambarus ‘Marmorkrebs’: a new world taxa and the only decapod known to reproduce byExpand
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The role of fairness and benefit distribution in community-based Payment for Environmental Services interventions: A case study from Menabe, Madagascar☆
Community-based conservation interventions can only be successful in the long term if their aims and activities are accepted by local people. A key determinant of acceptability is the perceivedExpand
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The importance of taboos and social norms to conservation in Madagascar.
Informal institutions governing the use of wild species are present in many societies. A system of prohibitions known as fady is central to Malagasy culture. We examined whether fady that relate toExpand
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Monitoring species abundance and distribution at the landscape scale
Summary 1. The abundance and distribution of a species are affected by processes which operate at multiple scales. Large-scale dynamics are increasingly recognized in conservation responses suchExpand
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Identifying indicators of illegal behaviour: carnivore killing in human-managed landscapes
Managing natural resources often depends on influencing people's behaviour, however effectively targeting interventions to discourage environmentally harmful behaviours is challenging because thoseExpand
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