publication . Article . Other literature type . 2004

Rethinking Community‐Based Conservation

BERKES, FIKRET;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2004 Journal: Conservation Biology, volume 18, pages 621-630 (issn: 0888-8892, eissn: 1523-1739, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Community-based conservation (CBC) is based on the idea that if conservation and development could be simultaneously achieved, then the interests of both could be served. It has been controversial because community development objectives are not necessarily consistent with conservation objectives in a given case. I examined CBC from two angles. First, CBC can be seen in the context of paradigm shifts in ecology and applied ecology. I identified three conceptual shifts—toward a systems view, toward the inclusion of humans in the ecosystem, and toward participatory approaches to ecosystem management—that are interrelated and pertain to an understanding of ecosyste...
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free text keywords: Ecology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Nature and Landscape Conservation, Adaptive management, Community-based conservation, Political ecology, Conservation psychology, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Complex adaptive system, Biology, Traditional knowledge, Community development, Applied ecology
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