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Community-Based Conservation for the Sustainable Management of Conservation Conflicts: Learning from Practitioners

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Agroécologie, AgroSup Dijon, INRAE, Univ. Bourgogne, University Bourgogne Franche-Comté, 21000 Dijon, France
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The Snow Leopard Trust, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
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Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore 570017, India
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Snow Leopard Conservation Foundation, Ulaanbaatar 14250, Mongolia
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Snow Leopard Foundation in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek 720011, Kyrgyzstan
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Department of Zoology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 15320, Pakistan
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Snow Leopard Foundation, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
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Academic Editors: Brandon P. Anthony and Beatrice Frank
Sustainability 2021, 13(14), 7557; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147557
Received: 17 June 2021 / Revised: 1 July 2021 / Accepted: 2 July 2021 / Published: 6 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Finding Long Term Resolutions to Human-Wildlife Conflicts)
We explore the role of community-based conservation (CBC) in the sustainable management of conservation conflicts by examining the experiences of conservation practitioners trying to address conflicts between snow leopard conservation and pastoralism in Asian mountains. Practitioner experiences are examined through the lens of the PARTNERS principles for CBC (Presence, Aptness, Respect, Transparency, Negotiation, Empathy, Responsiveness, and Strategic Support) that represent an inclusive conservation framework for effective and ethical engagement with local communities. Case studies from India, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Pakistan show that resilient relationships arising from respectful engagement and negotiation with local communities can provide a strong platform for robust conflict management. We highlight the heuristic value of documenting practitioner experiences in on-the-ground conflict management and community-based conservation efforts. View Full-Text
Keywords: community-based conservation; snow leopards; participation; conflict; narratives; story-telling; conflict management community-based conservation; snow leopards; participation; conflict; narratives; story-telling; conflict management
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Young, J.C.; Alexander, J.S.; Bijoor, A.; Sharma, D.; Dutta, A.; Agvaantseren, B.; Mijiddorj, T.N.; Jumabay, K.; Amankul, V.; Kabaeva, B.; Nawaz, A.; Khan, S.; Ali, H.; Rullman, J.S.; Sharma, K.; Murali, R.; Mishra, C. Community-Based Conservation for the Sustainable Management of Conservation Conflicts: Learning from Practitioners. Sustainability 2021, 13, 7557. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147557

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Young JC, Alexander JS, Bijoor A, Sharma D, Dutta A, Agvaantseren B, Mijiddorj TN, Jumabay K, Amankul V, Kabaeva B, Nawaz A, Khan S, Ali H, Rullman JS, Sharma K, Murali R, Mishra C. Community-Based Conservation for the Sustainable Management of Conservation Conflicts: Learning from Practitioners. Sustainability. 2021; 13(14):7557. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147557

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Young, Juliette C., Justine S. Alexander, Ajay Bijoor, Deepshikha Sharma, Abhijit Dutta, Bayarjargal Agvaantseren, Tserennadmid N. Mijiddorj, Kubanych Jumabay, Venera Amankul, Benazir Kabaeva, Ali Nawaz, Shafiqullah Khan, Hussain Ali, Jennifer S. Rullman, Koustubh Sharma, Ranjini Murali, and Charudutt Mishra. 2021. "Community-Based Conservation for the Sustainable Management of Conservation Conflicts: Learning from Practitioners" Sustainability 13, no. 14: 7557. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147557

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