“We really need to think about people as we’re creating conservation initiatives. Forgetting about humans in the conservation recipe is like forgetting yeast in a loaf of bread,” says Nathan Bennett, a researcher at the University of Washington, the University of British Columbia and Stanford University.

Bennett is lead author of a recent paper published in Biological Conservation: Conservation social science: Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation”.

The paper recognises the importance of people in conservation, and the need to consider people’s livelihoods, cultural traditions, and dependence on natural resources when planning and implementing conservation projects.

>> Click here for the full article on conservation-watch.org

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