Social-psychological principles of community-based conservation and conservancy motivation: attaining goals within an autonomy-supportive environment.

@article{DeCaro2008SocialpsychologicalPO,
  title={Social-psychological principles of community-based conservation and conservancy motivation: attaining goals within an autonomy-supportive environment.},
  author={Daniel DeCaro and Michael Jeffrey Stokes},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={
          1443-51
        }
}
Community-based natural resource conservation programs in developing nations face many implementation challenges underpinned by social-psychological mechanisms. One challenge is garnering local support in an economically and socially sustainable fashion despite economic hardship and historical alienation from local resources. Unfortunately, conservationists' limited understanding of the social-psychological mechanisms underlying participatory conservation impedes the search for appropriate… CONTINUE READING
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