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.
We investigated how network processes such as information flows and social influence influenced behavior change in the context of a social marketing campaign to promote a wildlife poisoning hotline in Cambodia.
Using empirical data from a case study in Cambodia and simulations we examine the conditions under which using sociometric data can lead to greater dissemination of information and adoption of new conservation behaviours.
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.