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Conflicts in Conservation: Navigating Towards Solutions

  • Analyses the complex nature of conflicts, their scale and the framework within which they operate – readers will broaden their understanding of conflict in conservation
  • Focuses on the interdisciplinary needs and challenges for effective conservation involving species, protected areas and competing land use demands – a must-read guide for everyone interested in conservation
  • Discusses numerous case studies on conflicts around the world – groundbreaking strategies for conflict resolution are introduced

Series: Ecological Reviews Series

By: Stephen M Redpath(Editor), Ralph J Gutiérrez(Editor), Kevin A Wood(Editor), Juliette C Young(Editor), Georgina Mace(Foreword By)

323 pages, 8 plates with colour photos; 36 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, 6 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | May 2015 | #217202 | ISBN-13: 9781107603462
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About this book

Conflicts over the conservation of biodiversity are increasing and are serious obstacles to wildlife conservation efforts worldwide. Changing patterns in land use, over-exploitation, pollution, climate change and the threat posed by invasive species all challenge the way we currently maintain and protect biodiversity – from the local management of single species to the international management of resources. Integrating approaches from different academic disciplines, policy makers and practitioners, Conflicts in Conservation offers a radically new, cross-disciplinary, multi-scale approach to deal with conflicts. Groundbreaking strategies for conservation are analysed and a large section of Conflicts in Conservation is devoted to exploring case studies of conflict from around the world. Aimed primarily at academics, researchers and students from disciplines relating to conservation, ecology, natural resources management and environmental governance, Conflicts in Conservation will be equally valuable to conservation NGOs and practitioners, and the policy community at national and international levels.


Lists of contributors
Foreword Georgina Mace

Part I. Introduction to Conservation and Conflict
1. An introduction to conservation conflicts Stephen M. Redpath, Ralph J. Gutiérrez, Kevin A. Wood, Roger Sidaway and Juliette C. Young
2. Philosophy, conflict and conservation Alan Holland

Part II. Contrasting Disciplinary Approaches to the Study of Conflict in Conservation
3. The value of ecological information in conservation conflict Stephen M. Redpath and William J. Sutherland
4. Environmental history and conservation conflicts Robert A. Lambert
5. The political ecology of conservation conflicts William M. Adams
6. Understanding conservation conflicts: an economic perspective Nick Hanley
7. Anthropological approaches to conservation conflicts Andrew Whitehouse
8. Law and conservation conflicts Arie Trouwborst
9. The relevance of psychology to conservation conflicts Herbert H. Blumberg
10. Conservation conflicts: ethical issues Nigel Dower
11. A view from sociology: environmental movement mobilisation over old growth temperate rainforests in British Columbia D. B. Tindall, Joanna L. Robinson and Mark C. J. Stoddart
12. Peace research and conservation conflicts Paul Rogers
13. Linking conflict and global biodiversity conservation policies Esther Carmen, Juliette C. Young and Allan D. Watt

Part III. Approaches to Managing Conflicts
14. Modelling Conservation Conflicts Johannes P. M. Heinonen and Justin M. J. Travis
15. Defining scales for managing biodiversity and natural resources in the face of conflicts John D. C. Linnell
16. Mediation and conservation conflicts: from top-down to bottom-up M. S. Reed and J. Sidoli del Ceno
17. Designing and facilitating consensus-building – keys to success Diana Pound
18. Conservation conflict transformation: the missing link in conservation Francine Madden and Brian McQuinn
19. Legislated collaboration in a conservation conflict: a case study of the Quincy Library group in California USA Ralph J. Gutiérrez, Antony S. Cheng, Dennis R. Becker, Scott Cashen, David Ganz, John Gunn, Michael Liquori, Amy Merrill, D. S. Saah and William Price
20. Finding a way out of conservation conflicts Stephen M. Redpath, Ralph J. Gutiérrez, Kevin A. Wood and Juliette C. Young


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Stephen M. Redpath is a conservation scientist at the University of Aberdeen. He started his career as an ecologist at Leeds University, where he got his PhD in 1989, working on birds of prey and red grouse. In 2007, he moved to Aberdeen University and was Director of the Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability. Much of his work now focuses on understanding and searching for sustainable solutions to conservation conflicts.

Ralph J. Gutiérrez is a wildlife ecologist at the University of Minnesota, St Paul, where he holds the Gordon Gullion Endowed Chair in Forest Wildlife Research and Education. His research centres on grouse, quail, and endangered species. He has studied spotted owls for thirty-five years and observed the continuing conflict between forestry interests and conservation interests over the fate of the owl and its habitat. Over the past fourteen years his interests have expanded from science and management to the roots of the conflict.

Kevin A. Wood is an early career researcher at Bournemouth University interested in conservation and ecology. His interest in the natural world began with a childhood chasing insects, climbing trees and trying to catch fish in the Oxfordshire countryside where he grew up. His research aims to predict how organisms will respond to environmental change, and how species can be managed to prevent population declines.

Juliette C. Young is a political ecologist at the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, where she has been working since 2002. Her portfolio of national and international research is focused on interdisciplinary approaches to understand and address conservation conflicts, attitudes towards biodiversity and its conservation, and science-policy interfaces.

- Georgina Mace
- S. M. Redpath
- R. J. Gutiérrez
- Kevin A. Wood
- Roger Sidaway
- Juliette C. Young
- Charudutt Mishra
- Kulbhushansingh R. Suryawanshi
- Alan Holland
- Amy J. Dickman
- William J. Sutherland
- Arjun Amar
- Robert A. Lambert
- Isla M. Graham
- William M. Adams
- Jasper O. Kenter
- Ioan Fazey
- Nick Hanley
- Cristina Pita
- Isidora Katara
- Andrew Whitehouse
- Jesper Madsen
- Arie Trouwborst
- Jens Karlsson
- Herbert H. Blumberg
- Richard A. Stillman
- Francis Daunt
- Matthew T. O'Hare
- Nigel Dower
- Aly McCluskie
- D. B. Tindall
- Joanna L. Robinson
- Mark C. J. Stoddart
- Mariella Marzano
- Paul Rogers
- Julia Newth
- Ruth Cromie
- Niels Kanstrup
- Esther Carmen
- Allan D. Watt
- Andrew Jordan
- Peter Simmons
- Johannes P. M. Heinonen
- Justin M. J. Travis
- John D. C. Linnell
- L. David Mech
- M. S. Reed
- J. Sidoli del Ceno
- Alison A. Kock
- M. Justin O'Riain
- Diana Pound
- Francine Madden
- Brian McQuinn
- M. D. Madhusudan
- Antony S. Cheng
- Dennis R. Becker
- Scott Cashen
- David Ganz
- John Gunn
- Michael Liquori
- Amy Merrill
- D. S. Saah
- William Price

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