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Conclusion: From describing to prescribing - transitioning to place-based conservation [Chapter 18]


Stewart, William P.; Williams, Daniel R.; Kruger, Linda E. 2013. Conclusion: From describing to prescribing - transitioning to place-based conservation [Chapter 18]. In: Stewart, W. P.; Williams, D. R.; Kruger, L. E., eds. Place-based conservation: Perspectives from the social sciences. Dordrecht, Germany: Springer Science Business Media. p. 235-248.

doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-5802-5

The chapters of this book describe various perspectives from the social sciences of place-based conservation. The prescriptive implications are often close to the surface and become entangled with them. This chapter highlights four overlapping approaches to the practice of place-based conservation and acknowledges the difficulty of separating descriptions from prescriptions: (1) a planning process, (2) an emergent process, (3) an organizing concept, and (4) a framework for policy. Yet to be considered are the incorporation of cultivating new communication channels, developing civic capacity, identifying appropriate roles for expertise, integrating multiple geographic scales, and customizing governance strategies. Addressing these challenges will support transitions to place-based conservation.

Keywords: land-use planning, natural resource policy, civic capacity, stakeholder conflicts, multiscalar governance


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Electronic Publish Date: April 29, 2013
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