Conservation and Land Management
Conservation sites can be particularly contested for their value in biodiversity protection, natural resources, and socio-cultural significance. Unfortunately, conflict around conservation sites – whether around boundaries, rights, or other factors – can undermine the environmental and social goals that conservation seeks to address. A holistic and complex view of social-environmental systems is required when evaluating the nature and duration of conflicts and their drivers, in order to find strategies to prevent and mitigate conflicts. EPS has helped develop conflict-sensitive management strategies in conservation areas such as the Peruvian Amazon, using participatory and stakeholder engagement methodologies.
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Slide 1: From the river in the Amazon in Peru
Slide 2: Local partners presenting research in Peru
Slide 3: Wall carvings of llamas found from research fieldwork
Slide 4: Photo of graffiti by Dr. Joshua Fisher during fieldwork in Peru; “being honest is the weakness that makes you strong…”
- CSC Stories: Developing Conflict-Sensitive Management Strategies in Public-Private Conservation Concessions in the Amazon
- Joshua Fisher, Hannah Stutzman, Mariana Vedoveto, Debora Delgado, Ramon Rivero, Walter Quertehuari Dariquebe, Luis Seclén Contreras, Tamia Souto, Alexandra Harden & Sophia Rhee (2019): Collaborative Governance and Conflict Management: Lessons Learned and Good Practices from a Case Study in the Amazon Basin, Society & Natural Resources, DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2019.1620389
- Fisher J, Arora P, Rhee S. Conserving Tropical Forests: Can Sustainable Livelihoods Outperform Artisanal or Informal Mining? Sustainability. 2018; 10(8):2586.