Chapter 14. A Fighting Chance: Can Conservation Create a Platform for Peace within Cycles of Human Conflict?

  1. Nigel Leader-Williams Professor of Biodiversity Management Director2,
  2. William M. Adams2 and
  3. Robert J. Smith Research Fellow Senior Fellow3
  1. Rosalind Aveling Deputy Chief Executive Officer Director,
  2. Helen Anthem Programme Manager and
  3. Annette Lanjouw Program Officer Director Project Manager

Published Online: 3 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324907.ch14

Trade-Offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save

Trade-Offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save

How to Cite

Aveling, R., Anthem, H. and Lanjouw, A. (2010) A Fighting Chance: Can Conservation Create a Platform for Peace within Cycles of Human Conflict?, in Trade-Offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save (eds N. Leader-Williams, W. M. Adams and R. J. Smith), Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324907.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EN, UK

  2. 3

    Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, School of Anthropology and Conservation, Marlowe Building, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NR, UK

Author Information

  1. Fauna & Flora International, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405193832

Online ISBN: 9781444324907

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Keywords:

  • a fighting chance – conservation, creating a platform for peace within human conflict cycles;
  • conflict, result of actual or perceived differences - in needs, values and interests;
  • conflicts, downward spiral in motion - increasing resource degradation;
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and deaths - attributed to violence;
  • key features of modern conflicts - and civilian involvement;
  • links between conflict and natural resources;
  • International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) - coalition of African Wildlife Foundation, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and WWF;
  • conservation, platform for peace in conflict areas;
  • working in conflict areas - long-term resilience of natural habitats requiring resilient conservationists;
  • armed conflicts, preventing remote area exploitation - people and commercial activities avoiding violence and risk

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Characteristics of armed conflict

  • Links between conflict and natural resources

  • Guerillas and gorillas

  • People of the forest

  • Ambition versus pragmatism

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References