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Special Section: Introduction
Conservation as if People Also Mattered: Policy and Practice of Community-based Conservation
Ashish Kothari, Philip Camill, Jessica Brown
Community-based conservation is being increasingly recognised as a major global force in the protection and sustainable management of ecosystems and species. Yet documentation of its main achievements...
Bureaucratic Barriers Limit Local Participatory Governance in Protected Areas in Costa Rica
The importance of local participation in biodiversity governance was recently recognised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) through the incorporation of Indigenous Peoples' a...
National Parks and ICCAs in the High Himalayan Region of Nepal: Challenges and Opportunities
In Nepal, as in many states worldwide, national parks and other protected areas have often been established in the customary territories of indigenous peoples by superimposing state-declared and gover...