Social assessment of conservation initiatives : a review of rapid methodologies

Complete Title: 
Social assessment of conservation initiatives : a review of rapid methodologies
Non IUCN Publication
Abstract: 

Despite widely voiced concerns about some of the negative implications of protected areas, and growing pressures to ensure that they fulfil social as well as ecological objectives, no standard methods exist to assess social impacts. This report aims to provide some. Some 30 tools and methods for assessing social impacts in protected areas and elsewhere are reviewed in this report, with a view to understanding how different researchers have tackled the various challenges associated with impact assessment. This experience is used to inform a framework for a standardised process that can guide the design of locally appropriate assessment methodologies. Such a standard process would facilitate robust, objective comparisons between sites as well as assisting in the task of addressing genuine concerns and enhancing potential benefits. This publication is an output of the Social Assessment of Protected Areas (SAPA) Initiative.

Monographic Series:

Monographic Series no.: 
22
Imprint: 
London : IIED, 2010
Physical Description: 
x, 125p.
Publication Year: 
2010
ISBN: 
978-1-84369-769-5
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Language(s): 
English
Record created: 2013/09/13
Record updated: 2016/10/25