The Future of Sustainability: Re-thinking Environment and Development in the Twenty-first Century
- W. Adams
Understanding and managing conservation conflicts.
People, Parks and Poverty: Political Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation
Action to conserve biodiversity, particularly through the creation of protected areas (PAs), is inherently political. Political ecology is a field of study that embraces the interactions between the…
Biodiversity Conservation and the Eradication of Poverty
The links between poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation are reviewed and a conceptual typology of these relationships is presented.
Back to the Barriers? Changing Narratives in Biodiversity Conservation
Abstract The dominant approach to conservation in the 20th century was the establishment of protected areas from which people were excluded. However, in the 1980s, decentralised, community-based…
If community conservation is the answer in Africa, what is the question?
Abstract Proponents of community conservation present it as a means of reconciling conservation and development objectives by ensuring that the interests of local people are taken into account in…
The movement of African elephants in a human‐dominated land‐use mosaic
Land outside of gazetted protected areas is increasingly seen as important to the future of elephant persistence in Africa. However, other than inferential studies on crop raiding, very little is…
Farmer adaptation, change and ‘crisis’ in the Sahel
Payment for Ecosystem Services and the Challenge of Saving Nature
Ecosystem services have now become the central metaphor within which to express humanity’s need for the rest of living nature and the concept of ecosystem services increasingly structures the way conservationists think, the ways they explain the importance of nature to often skeptical policy makers, and the Ways they propose to promote its conservation.
Managing Tragedies: Understanding Conflict over Common Pool Resources
Policy to improve management often assumes that problems are self-evident, but in fact careful and transparent consideration of the ways different stakeholders understand management problems is essential to effective dialogue.