13 Sep '11, 10am

Conservation is not about nature! It is all about people. Read our expert's opinion Dr. Joe Zammit-Lucia:

The situation described above bedevils much conservation work. It should go without saying that successful conservation efforts are purely a question of human behaviour, be that behaviour at political, industrial, community or individual level. Yet the bulk of the expertise that has been accumulated within the conservation community is not about human behaviour, it is focused on ‘nature’ and the know-how and science that underpins that nature. While this know-how is essential to conservation success, it is an insufficient basis on which such success can be built. At least as important is a capability to understand and focus on the needs of individuals and communities and to work to improve people's lives in a manner that is consistent with conservation aims.

Full article: http://iucn.org/knowledge/news/opinion/?8195/Conservation...

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