All posts by Aidan

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

Dteu srok Khmer veng (Back to Cambodia)

An update on Emiel's PhD research as he heads back out to Cambodia.

Jack Cunningham

Jack's project investigates the links between wellbeing and environmental shocks in Tanzania's Wildlife Management Areas.

Elizabeth Stanyer

Lizzie's dissertation research aims to understand people’s attitudes to growing food in cities.

New Centre of Excellence for Applied Conservation Science

We’re thrilled to be a part of ECoS, a new Centre of Excellence for Applied Conservation Science dedicated to the translation and application of science to conservation. For more about this exciting initiative, check out the ECoS website.

Taylor Frerichs

Taylor's MSc project examines the interactions between gender and community-based conservation in Tanzania

Harriet’s fieldwork diaries

Catch up with Harriet's video diaries documenting her recent field season in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia