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Conservation practice and policy in low- and middle-income countries are often shaped by rich Western countries, which means they are underpinned by Western ideas about fairness. Credit - Georgina Gurney / ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.
June 11, 2021

New research shows what is often assumed to be 'fair' in conservation practice may not be considered so by the very people most affected by it--and a new approach is needed if protected areas are to be effective. Lead author Dr Georgina Gurney, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies based at James Cook University, said considering local stakeholder conceptions of fairness in conservation is critical.

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