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Conflict in protected areas: who says co-management does not work?

(2015) PLOS ONE. 10(12).
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Natural resource-related conflicts can be extremely destructive and undermine environmental protection. Since the 1990s co-management schemes, whereby the management of resources is shared by public and/or private sector stakeholders, have been a main strategy for reducing these conflicts worldwide. Despite initial high hopes, in recent years co-management has been perceived as falling short of expectations. However, systematic assessments of its role in conflict prevention or mitigation are non-existent. Interviews with 584 residents from ten protected areas in Colombia revealed that co-management can be successful in reducing conflict at grassroots level, as long as some critical enabling conditions, such as effective participation in the co-management process, are fulfilled not only on paper but also by praxis. We hope these findings will re-incentivize global efforts to make co-management work in protected areas and other common pool resource contexts, such as fisheries, agriculture, forestry and water management.
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FISHERIES COMANAGEMENT, NATURAL-RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, COMMUNITY, INSTITUTIONS, ORGANIZATIONS, CONSERVATION, GOVERNANCE, SUCCESS, COMMONS, AFRICA

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De Pourcq, Kobe et al. “Conflict in Protected Areas: Who Says Co-management Does Not Work?” PLOS ONE 10.12 (2015): n. pag. Print.
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De Pourcq, Kobe, Thomas, E., Arts, B., Vranckx, A., Leon-Sicard, T., & Van Damme, P. (2015). Conflict in protected areas: who says co-management does not work? PLOS ONE, 10(12).
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De Pourcq, Kobe, Evert Thomas, Bas Arts, An Vranckx, Tomas Leon-Sicard, and Patrick Van Damme. 2015. “Conflict in Protected Areas: Who Says Co-management Does Not Work?” Plos One 10 (12).
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De Pourcq, Kobe, Evert Thomas, Bas Arts, An Vranckx, Tomas Leon-Sicard, and Patrick Van Damme. 2015. “Conflict in Protected Areas: Who Says Co-management Does Not Work?” Plos One 10 (12).
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De Pourcq K, Thomas E, Arts B, Vranckx A, Leon-Sicard T, Van Damme P. Conflict in protected areas: who says co-management does not work? PLOS ONE. 2015;10(12).
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K. De Pourcq, E. Thomas, B. Arts, A. Vranckx, T. Leon-Sicard, and P. Van Damme, “Conflict in protected areas: who says co-management does not work?,” PLOS ONE, vol. 10, no. 12, 2015.
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  abstract     = {Natural resource-related conflicts can be extremely destructive and undermine environmental protection. Since the 1990s co-management schemes, whereby the management of resources is shared by public and/or private sector stakeholders, have been a main strategy for reducing these conflicts worldwide. Despite initial high hopes, in recent years co-management has been perceived as falling short of expectations. However, systematic assessments of its role in conflict prevention or mitigation are non-existent. Interviews with 584 residents from ten protected areas in Colombia revealed that co-management can be successful in reducing conflict at grassroots level, as long as some critical enabling conditions, such as effective participation in the co-management process, are fulfilled not only on paper but also by praxis. We hope these findings will re-incentivize global efforts to make co-management work in protected areas and other common pool resource contexts, such as fisheries, agriculture, forestry and water management.},
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  author       = {De Pourcq, Kobe and Thomas, Evert and Arts, Bas and Vranckx, An and Leon-Sicard, Tomas and Van Damme, Patrick},
  issn         = {1932-6203},
  journal      = {PLOS ONE},
  keywords     = {FISHERIES COMANAGEMENT,NATURAL-RESOURCE MANAGEMENT,COMMUNITY,INSTITUTIONS,ORGANIZATIONS,CONSERVATION,GOVERNANCE,SUCCESS,COMMONS,AFRICA},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12},
  pages        = {15},
  title        = {Conflict in protected areas: who says co-management does not work?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0144943},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2015},
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