A theory-based framework for understanding the establishment, persistence, and diffusion of community-based conservation
Shauna L. Mahajan, Arundhati Jagadish, Louise Glew, Gabby Ahmadia, Hannah Becker, Robert Y. Fidler, Lena Jeha, Morena Mills, Courtney Cox, Nicole DeMello, Alastair R. Harborne, Yuta J. Masuda, Madeleine C. McKinnon, Michael Painter, David Wilkie, Michael B. Mascia
Mahajan, Shauna L., Arundhati Jagadish, Louise Glew, Gabby Ahmadia, Hannah Becker, Robert Y. Fidler, Lena Jeha, et al. 2020. “A Theory‐based Framework for Understanding the Establishment, Persistence, and Diffusion of Community‐based Conservation.” Conservation Science and Practice, October. https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.299.
Over decades, biodiversity conservation researchers and practitioners have developed theories and conceptual frameworks to inform the planning, implementation, and evaluation of community-based conservation (CBC). While a diversity of mechanisms for understanding and supporting CBC has helped tailor approaches to local needs and conditions, the absence of a unified lens to understand CBC has limited the capacity for integrating foundational theory into practice more systemically, and for learning across different projects, stakeholders, and institutions. We introduce a theory-based framework called “the CBC framework” that draws upon three foundational theories from sociology, economics, and political science to understand the establishment, persistence, and diffusion of CBC. Experience applying aspects of the framework within different conservation organizations demonstrates how this integrative approach can provide a gateway for practitioners to engage with social science theory to understand the status and context of CBC interventions and efforts.
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