What's on the horizon for community-based conservation? Emerging threats and opportunities

Nafeesa Esmail, Jana M. McPherson, Latoya Abulu, Thora Amend, Ronit Amit, Saloni Bhatia, Dominique Bikaba, Typhenn A. Brichieri-Colombi, Jessica Brown, Michael Fabinyi, Victoria Buschman, Stacy D. Jupiter

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    Community-based conservation can support livelihoods and biodiversity, while reinforcing local and Indigenous values, cultures, and institutions. Its delivery can help address cross-cutting global challenges, such as climate change, conservation, poverty, and food security. Therefore, understanding trends in community-based conservation is pertinent to setting and implementing global goals. We undertook a horizon scan to prioritize 15 emerging threats and opportunities expected to impact the future effectiveness of community-based conservation. Topics relate to global biodiversity policy; human rights; shifting human geography; inclusion, diversity, equity, and access; conservation finance and income; and economic reforms. Our findings offer guidance on strengthening community-based conservation to achieve global environmental and development goals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)666-680
    JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2023

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