Tag: conservation conflicts
The role of incentive-based instruments and social equity in conservation conflict interventions
Using a novel interactive game around farmer land management decisions, we examine responses to three elephant conflict mitigation options
Maureen's PhD investigates how rapid infrastructural development, economic development and ecological changes - particularly drought and elephant crop-raiding behaviour - influence people’s behaviour.
Intervener trustworthiness predicts cooperation with conservation interventions in an elephant conflict public goods game
We develop an experimental, framed public goods game to test how support for otherwise identical elephant conflict interventions varies with perceptions of the trustworthiness of two different intervening groups. Our result show that participants cooperate more with interveners they perceive to be more trustworthy and that different aspects of trustworthiness matter differentially.
Predicting intervention priorities for wildlife conflicts
We surveyed conservation researchers and practitioners to explore how characteristics of conflicts and characteristics of decision makers influence recommendations to alleviate conservation conflict.
The impact of uncertainty on cooperation intent in a conservation conflict
Little is known about how stakeholders in real‐life conservation conflicts respond to different types of uncertainty. We explored this question using a framed field experiment and interviews for an ongoing conflict between goose conservation and farming in Scotland.
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.
The changing environment of conservation conflict: geese and farming in Scotland
Barnacle goose numbers on Islay increased from 20,000 to 43,000 between 1987 and 2016 and, as the goose population has grown, farms have supported geese more frequently and in larger numbers, with subsequent damaging effects.
Can games help us to understand and manage conservation conflicts?
A workshop at the Grimsö Wildlife Research Station in Sweden discussed the role games might play in tackling conservation conflicts.
New Conservation Conflict Research Group
Aidan Keane, Zac Baynham-Herd and Chris Pollard were all present for the inaugural meeting of a new Conservation Conflict Research Group.