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Assessing environment and development outcomes in conservation landscapes

Sayer, J, Campbell, B, Petheram, L, Aldrich, M, Perez, M, Endamana, D, Dongmo, Z, Defo, L, Mariki, S, Doggart, N and Burgess, N (2007). Assessing environment and development outcomes in conservation landscapes. Biodiversity and Conservation,16(9):2677-2694.

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IRMA ID A00002xPUB51
Title Assessing environment and development outcomes in conservation landscapes
Author Sayer, J
Campbell, B
Petheram, L
Aldrich, M
Perez, M
Endamana, D
Dongmo, Z
Defo, L
Mariki, S
Doggart, N
Burgess, N
Journal Name Biodiversity and Conservation
Publication Date 2007
Volume Number 16
Issue Number 9
ISSN 1572-9710   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-34447295897
Start Page 2677
End Page 2694
Total Pages 18
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Field of Research 0502 - Environmental Science and Management
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract An approach to assessing the environmental outcomes and changes in peoples' livelihoods resulting from landscape-scale conservation interventions was developed for three locations in Africa. Simple sets of performance indicators were developed through participatory processes that included a variety of stakeholders. The selection of indicators was designed to reflect wider landscape processes, conservation objectives and as local peoples' preferred scenarios. This framework, combined with the use of social learning techniques, helped stakeholders develop greater understandings of landscape system dynamics and the linkages between livelihood and conservation objectives. Large scale conservation and development interventions should use these approaches to explore linkages and improve shared understanding of tradeoffs and synergies between livelihood and conservation initiatives. Such approaches provide the basis for negotiating and measuring the outcomes of conservation initiatives and for adapting these to changing perspectives and circumstances.
Keywords adaptive management
landscape performance
monitoring Tools
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