Towards Convivial Conservation

@article{Bscher2019TowardsCC,
  title={Towards Convivial Conservation},
  author={Bram B{\"u}scher and Robert Fletcher},
  journal={Conservation and Society},
  year={2019},
  volume={17},
  pages={283 - 296}
}
Environmental conservation finds itself in desperate times. Saving nature, to be sure, has never been an easy proposition. But the arrival of the Anthropocene - the alleged new phase of world history in which humans dominate the earth-system seems to have upped the ante dramatically; the choices facing the conservation community have now become particularly stark. Several proposals for revolutionising conservation have been proposed, including 'new' conservation, 'half Earth' and more. These… 

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