Tag: community based conservation

Realising the promise of Tanzania’s Wildlife Management Areas

A new ESPA policy brief explores how Tanzania's Wildlife Management Areas have changed people's lives.

Xinyue Xia

Xinyue's project examines local people’s biophilia and knowledge of biodiversity in Guanxi, China

Tong Shi

Tong Shi's MSc project compares local people's experience of life around community conserved areas and nature reserves in Guanxi, China.

The influence of risk on patterns of illegal activity in a hunted landscape in West Liberia

Sorrel's PhD project uses insights from behavioural psychology and cognitive sciences to design better ways of reducing bushmeat use in West Africa.

Sorrel Jones

Sorrel's research explores ways to tackle the bushmeat hunting crisis in West Africa.

Iain McNicol

Iain's current research examines how Tanzania's Wildlife Management Areas affect the ability of local communities to respond to environmental shocks.

Coping with El Niño in Tanzania: Differentiated local impacts and household-level responses

The impacts of El Niño are most serious in poor rural parts of the world, where households decisions about how to respond are vital if they are to minimise the harm they suffer. In this project, we examine how Wildlife Management Areas – a specific form of community-based natural resource management institution – affect the ability of local communities to respond to El Niño.