All posts by Aidan

Jonathan Morley

Jonathan's research aims to examine the success of environmental safeguards in international development projects

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Quantifying the effects of development projects on biodiversity conservation in West Africa.

Jonathan's research aims to examine the success of environmental safeguards in international development projects

Shona Irvine

Shona's project aims to examine the effect of zoo visits on public attitudes towards conservation.

A quasi-experimental study of impacts of Tanzania’s wildlife management areas on rural livelihoods and wealth

Abstract Since the 2000s, Tanzania’s natural resource management policy has emphasised Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), designed to promote wildlife and biodiversity conservation, poverty alleviation and rural development. We carried out a quasi-experimental impact evaluation of social impacts of WMAs, collecting data from 24 villages participating in 6 different WMAs across two geographical regions, and 18 ...

Games as Tools to Address Conservation Conflicts

Games can provide an exciting and engaging way to study and manage conservation conflicts. Our new paper discusses how to use them effectively.

Conservation conflicts: Behavioural threats, frames, and intervention recommendations

The choice of conflict management interventions should be based on evidence of their effectiveness, but other factors such as the way a conflict is framed appear to play an important role.

Mental health in a conservation landscape: psychological dynamics of living in proximity to primates in western Uganda

Tom’s research seeks to understand the ways that living alongside wildlife can affect people’s mental health, particularly in relation to disease transmission