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Article first published online: 31 AUG 2011
© 2011 The Author(s). Journal compilation © 2011 by The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Volume 43, Issue 5, pages 521–523, September 2011
How to Cite
Sodhi, N. S., Butler, R. and Raven, P. H. (2011), Bottom-up Conservation. Biotropica, 43: 521–523. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2011.00793.x
- Issue published online: 1 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 31 AUG 2011
- Received 4 March 2011; revision accepted 24 March 2011.
- indigenous people;
- local stakeholders;
- natural resource management;
- traditional knowledge;
Conservation initiatives that have worked well in temperate and developed regions have often been applied in the tropics but with only limited success. Part of this failure is due to top–down conservation planning that has been conducted without taking local socio-economic considerations into adequate account. Here, we argue that conservation approaches would benefit from a deeper understanding of human–nature interactions.