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Ellesse's PhD explores how public opinions of conservation actions are formed and influenced, and how opinion data has been gathered and used within governments and NGOs
Potentially harmful World Bank projects are proximate to areas of biodiversity conservation importance
We examine the relationship between potentially harmful World Bank-funded project activities and areas of conservation importance. We find that 5 by 5 km cells containing a project activity are more likely to contain a Key Biodiversity Area, or a biodiversity hotspot, and have on average greater richness of globally threatened species, than those without.
New PhD opportunity: Understanding Public Opinions of Conservation
This project will examine current public opinion about conservation actions and investigate where, how and why public opinion is sought and used by different conservation organisations.
Using mixed methods to understand sensitive wildlife poisoning behaviours in northern Cambodia
Using the theory of planned behaviour, informant interviews and focus group discussions, we investigated drivers of wildlife poisoning across ten communities in northern Cambodia.
Will's research explores how local people can contribute to protected area law enforcement.
Implications of the World Bank’s environmental and social framework for biodiversity
The World Bank's social and environmental safeguard policies were recently updated in the new Environmental and Social Framework. Although elements of the new policy have the potential to benefit conservation, Concerns have been raised that the policy is now too flexible and lacks clear definitions for key terms.
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.
A new PhD project with FFI Cambodia, exploring the roles played by local communities in protected area law enforcement
Helena’s research aims to investigate the role of formal education in shaping the views and skills of future conservation leaders.
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.