Employing socio-economic information to maximise the success of conservation investments
Accounting for the complex social, economic and institutional environment in which conservation is embedded is increasingly recognised as essential for ensuring the implementation of conservation plans and the effective delivery of conservation outcomes.
Our research focuses on improving the understanding of the key determinants of the opportunities and constraints for conservation. For example, we are testing the utility of information on social institutions, norms and values, for informing where and how conservation investment should be allocated and evaluating whether this will improve the likelihood of success and the cost-effectiveness of conservation efforts.
Guerrero, A., Knight, A., Grantham, H., Cowling, R., & Wilson, K. (2010). Predicting willingness-to-sell and its utility for assessing conservation opportunity for expanding protected area networks Conservation Letters DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2010.00116.x