Conservation and human wellbeing: Integrating local voices into natural resource management
10 Dec 2012 – 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
External and policy-driven change in social-ecological systems affects human wellbeing and determines the impact of actions to conserve ecosystem services.
Interventions to improve the use of natural resources occur within complex and dynamic ecological, social, and economic landscapes. To implement robust policies driving sustainable pro-poor conservation it is essential to understand the heterogeneities of wellbeing for those least resilient to change, mis-measurement, and loss of ecosystem services. Differentiated experience of change and how it impacts wellbeing must then be integrated into conservation interventions to give a voice to the poor and avoid disadvantage.
Building on research through the Valuing Nature Network (VNN), this one-day interdisciplinary workshop brings researchers and practitioners together to explore how a better understanding of human wellbeing can be integrated into ecosystem service interventions to achieve effective pro-poor conservation outcomes.
Confirmed speakers and talk titles
Photo: Jerome Lewis
Valuing Nature Network/ Imperial College London
Understanding wellbeing to improve environmental interventions
Understanding wellbeing to improve environmental interventions (31.7 MB)
Presentation 1 (2.9 MB)
Fauna & Flora International
Cultural services, values and wellbeing: social, conceptual and methodological insights from Indonesia and Mongolia
Cultural services, values and wellbeing: Social, conceptual and methodological insights from Indonesia and Mongolia (29.1 MB)
Presentation 2 (2.5 MB)
Philippa Bevan Mokoro Ltd
Why you can’t understand wellbeing in developing countries unless you also understand illbeing
Abstract (32 KB)
Why you can’t understand wellbeing in developing countries unless you also understand illbeing (28.1 MB)
Presentation 3 (2.1 MB)
Valuing Nature Network/ University of Aberdeen
Shared values of nature, wellbeing, culture and development - a case study from the Solomon Islands
Shared values of nature, wellbeing, culture and development - a case study from the Solomon Islands (23.0 MB)
Presentation 4 (6.9 MB)
WWF-International/ University of Copenhagen
The benefits of involving local people in monitoring natural resources in the developing countries – results from around the world
Abstract (26 KB)
The benefits of involving local people in monitoring natural resources in the developing countries – results from around the world (24.3 MB)
Presentation 5 (2.9 MB)
Valuing Nature Network/ University College London
Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS), FPIC and ‘community protocols’ as the basis for effective partnerships Abstract (23 KB)
Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS), FPIC and ‘community protocols’ as the basis for effective partnerships (27.6 MB)
Presentation 7 (18.8 MB)
Centre for Maritime Research, University of Amsterdam/ Northumbria University
An assessment of wellbeing in fishing-dependent communities in developing countries – what potential for improved governance of marine resources?
Abstract (41 KB)
An assessment of wellbeing in fishing-dependent communities in developing countries – What potential for improved governance of marine resources? (28.2 MB)
Presentation 8 (2.0 MB)
Discussion - How can we best integrate local voices into natural resource management?
Katherine Homewood VNN/ University College London
Allister McGregor IDS University of Sussex
Giles Atkinson VNN/ London School of Economics
Marcus Rowcliffe VNN/ ZSL Institute of Zoology
Discussion (49.4 MB)
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Coffee, tea, soft drinks and a buffet sandwich lunch will be served during breaks and are included in the ticket price, as is the post workshop reception.
Further enquiries - Please contact Carlyn Samuel - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation - Cancellations must be received in writing by the 6th December 2012 and will be refunded less a £5.00 processing charge. After that date, no refunds will be made. Substitutions may be made at any time without charge; please notify Carlyn Samuel of any change in attendee details.
For further project information please see:
Photo - Jerome Lewis
Valuing Nature Network
Natural Environment Research Council
ZSL Institute of Zoology
Zoological Society of London
Imperial College London
University College London
London School of Economics
Wildlife Conservation Society