Category: Publications

Asking sensitive questions using the Unmatched Count Technique: Applications and guidelines for conservation

UCT can be a useful tool for estimating the extent of non-compliance within a conservation context, but careful study design, robust sampling and consistent implementation are required in order for it to be effective.

Audience segmentation to improve targeting of conservation interventions for hunters

Abstract Audience segmentation could help improve the effectiveness of conservation interventions. Marketers use audience segmentation to define the target audience of a campaign. The technique involves subdividing a general population into groups that share similar profiles, such as socio-demographic or behavioural characteristics. Interventions are then designed to target the group or groups of interest. We ...

Detecting deterrence from patrol data

We test a robust, simple metric for monitoring patrol effectiveness using a mechanistic model of law‐breaking and law enforcement

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.

Exploring differences in stakeholders’ perceptions of illegal bird trapping in Cyprus

Cyprus is a hotspot for illegal bird trapping, but conservation efforts have been hindered by a lack of understanding between the local trapping community and the environmental NGOs.