Co-management of culturally important species:A tool to promote biodiversity conservation and human well-being

Freitas, Carolina Tavares, Lopes, Priscila F. M., Campos-Silva, João Vitor, Noble, Mae M., Dyball, Robert and Peres, Carlos A. ORCID: (2020) Co-management of culturally important species:A tool to promote biodiversity conservation and human well-being. People and Nature, 2 (1). pp. 61-81. ISSN 2575-8314

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Co-management has been advocated as an effective tool to achieve natural resource conservation worldwide. Yet, the potential of co-management arrangements can fail to be realized when there is insufficient local engagement. In this perspective paper, we argue that co-management schemes focusing on culturally important species (CIS) can help overcome this issue by engaging local people's interest. To develop this theory, we explore published data on the outcomes of two management schemes, both encompassing multiple independent initiatives, to discuss CIS-management effects and benefits. We also show a compilation of CIS examples throughout the world and discuss the potential of CIS-management to reach a global audience. Based on these data, we argue that CIS-management can be an effective tool to reconcile the often intractable goals of biodiversity conservation and human welfare.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: This paper was co-written during an Australia-Brazil PhD Exchange Program awarded to C.T.F. by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, through the Australian Embassy in Brazil and the Australian Academy of Science. C.T.F. and J.V.C.S. thank the Coordena??o de Aperfei?oamento de Pessoal de N?vel Superior (CAPES/Brazil; Finance Code 001) for a PhD and a post-doctoral scholarship, respectively. P.F.M.L. thanks the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cient?fico e Tecnol?gico (CNPQ/Brazil) for a Productivity Grant. We are also grateful to funds from the Tracking Change: The Role of Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance (SSHRCC/Canada; Partnership Grant 895-2015-1024 awarded to C.T.F. and P.F.M.L.), and the Darwin Initiative for the Survival of Species (DEFRA/UK; Project 20?001 awarded to C.A.P.). We thank Camila Ferrara and Fernanda Rodrigues for giving us pictures and clarifying questions about Podocnemis spp.; IBAMA for information on arapaima co-management in the state of Amazonas; and Helder Esp?rito Santo for valuable comments on the manuscript. Publisher Copyright: © 2019 The Authors. People and Nature published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of British Ecological Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: amazon,arapaima spp.,collaborative management,cultural keystone species,culturally significant species,podocnemis spp,resource use,traditional people,ecology, evolution, behavior and systematics ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100/1105
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
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Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2021 01:03
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 14:51
DOI: 10.1002/pan3.10064


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