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Unpacking equity for protected area conservation

Unpacking equity for protected area conservation
Unpacking equity for protected area conservation
There have been numerous calls to ensure that protected areas are governed and managed in an equitable manner. While there has been progress on assessing management effectiveness, there has been less headway on defining the equitable part of the equation. Here we propose a framework for advancing equity in the context of protected area conservation that was developed through a process of expert workshops and consultation and then validated at three sites in East Africa. The framework comprises three key dimensions (recognition, procedure and distribution) and 16 principles embedded in a set of enabling conditions, which we illustrate with reference to case studies. We go on to present the case for shifting the framing of protected area conservation from a livelihoods framing to an equity framing, justifying this from both a moral (normative) and instrumental perspective. Finally, we show how equity relates to a number of other key concepts (management effectiveness, governance and social impact) and related assessment tools in protected area conservation, before outlining a step-wise process for using the framework to advance equity in protected area conservation.
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Schreckenberg, Kate
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Schreckenberg, Kate
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Schreckenberg, Kate, Franks, Phil, Martin, Adrian and Lang, Barbara (2016) Unpacking equity for protected area conservation. Parks, 22 (2), 11-26. (doi:10.2305/IUCN.CH.2016.PARKS-22-2KS.en).

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There have been numerous calls to ensure that protected areas are governed and managed in an equitable manner. While there has been progress on assessing management effectiveness, there has been less headway on defining the equitable part of the equation. Here we propose a framework for advancing equity in the context of protected area conservation that was developed through a process of expert workshops and consultation and then validated at three sites in East Africa. The framework comprises three key dimensions (recognition, procedure and distribution) and 16 principles embedded in a set of enabling conditions, which we illustrate with reference to case studies. We go on to present the case for shifting the framing of protected area conservation from a livelihoods framing to an equity framing, justifying this from both a moral (normative) and instrumental perspective. Finally, we show how equity relates to a number of other key concepts (management effectiveness, governance and social impact) and related assessment tools in protected area conservation, before outlining a step-wise process for using the framework to advance equity in protected area conservation.

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Accepted/In Press date: 6 November 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 12 November 2016
Published date: 13 November 2016
Organisations: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

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Local EPrints ID: 402950
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/402950
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Date deposited: 18 Nov 2016 16:24
Last modified: 06 Oct 2020 17:16

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Author: Kate Schreckenberg
Author: Phil Franks
Author: Adrian Martin
Author: Barbara Lang

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