People and protected areas: Solutions for post 2020

24 May 2018
Date/Time: 13:30, 16:30, 24 May, 2018

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How can trade-offs be managed for more equitable and effective conservation? What are the future directions in protected and conserved areas?

New insights

Co-hosted by the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation programme and Conservation International, this event explored the implications of new insights into the relationship between people and protected areas.

  • This included: State-of-the-art evidence on the links between conservation, poverty alleviation, wellbeing, equity and human rights.
  • A deeper understanding of the positive and negative impacts to local people from conservation efforts – and how this can inform more effective approaches.
  • Future directions in protected and conserved areas, with relevance to the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals.


Kate Schreckenberg - speaking on challenging common myths in protected area conservation

Director of the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme and Reader in Development Geography, King's College London, UK.

Phil Franks - speaking on shifting to an equity framing for the social dimension of protected area conservation

Senior Researcher in biodiversity and natural resources at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK.

Adrienne McKeehan - speaking on the role of human rights in protected area conservation

Advisor, Rights and Conservation, Social Policy and Practice Department of Conservation International, USA.

Mike Mascia - speaking on the social dimension of taking a landscape approach to protected area conservation

Senior Director for Social Science at Conservation International, USA.

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