Tag: community based conservation
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 ...
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's project examines local people’s biophilia and knowledge of biodiversity in Guanxi, China
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's research explores ways to tackle the bushmeat hunting crisis in West Africa.
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.
Gender Differentiated Preferences for a Community-Based Conservation Initiative
Community-based conservation (CBC) aims to benefit local people as well as to achieve conservation goals, but has been criticised for taking a simplistic view of “community” and failing to recognise differences in the preferences and motivations of community members. We explore this heterogeneity in the context of Kenya’s conservancies, focussing on the livelihood preferences of men and women living adjacent to the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Zac’s PhD explores how conflicts are conceptualised and how conservationists intervene to resolve them, focusing on a Wildlife Management Area in Northern Tanzania as a case-study.