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Groundwork for Community-based Conservation: Strategies for Social Research

By: Diane Russell and Camilla Harshbarger

320 pages, Figs

AltaMira Press

Paperback | May 2003 | #148986 | ISBN: 0742504387
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About this book

While ecological and biophysical sciences have dominated the theory and practice of conservation, practitioners and researchers worldwide know that conservation initiatives have profound social impacts and consequences for local communities and cultures. This concise and accessible book will give students and practitioners a solid introduction to important methods from ethnography and interviews to surveys and community mapping, always attending to the imperatives of local control and community partnerships.


Conservation as human behaviour; social elements of conservation; resource management systems; economic systems; population and social systems; belief and knowledge systems; ethics, targets and planning; partnership; organizing the research; regional studies; interviewing; ethnographic approaches; surveys; action research; learning and communicating.

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