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Conservation Biology for All$
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Navjot S. Sodhi and Paul R. Ehrlich

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199554232

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554232.001.0001

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The roles of people in conservation

The roles of people in conservation

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(p.262) Chapter 14 The roles of people in conservation
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Conservation Biology for All
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C. Anne Claus

Kai M. A. Chan

Terre Satterfield

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554232.003.0015

In this chapter, C. Anne Claus, Kai M. A. Chan and Terre Satterfield highlight that understanding human activities and human roles in conservation is fundamental to effective conservation. Conservation is inherently a social process operating in a social context. As such, conservationists will benefit from a nuanced understanding of people's perceptions and behaviors as individuals and in organizations and institutions. While there is no easy recipe for how local resource users should participate in modern conservation initiatives, attentiveness to resource rights and equity are critical in every conservation project. A successful conservation movement will effectively integrate the natural sciences and diverse fields of social research.

Keywords:   equity, human activities, people, social research, resource rights, resource users

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