Supporting Human Life

This stream will highlight the socio-economic benefits of protected areas, including sustainable human development, food security, water management, and disaster risk reduction. Participants from WCS and other groups will present innovative approaches such as water funds and other payments for environmental services, sustainable use of genetic resources and wild food, participatory management schemes to support livelihoods of local communities, and ecosystem-based approaches to mitigate risk from natural disasters.

WCS in Action

The following sessions have been completed.

Friday - November 14, 2014

Marine Protected Areas and sustainable livelihoods15:30 - 17:00Ambroise Brenier and Aurélie Vogel (GRET)Playfair Room 1

Select Publications

A comparison of marine protected areas and alternative approaches to coral-reef management.
A Manual for Human-Elephant Conflict Monitoring
Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas
Avoiding conflicts and protecting coral reefs: customary management benefits marine habitats and fish biomass
Balancing livestock production and wildlife conservation in and around Southern Africa's transfrontier conservation areas
Benefits of wildlife consumption to child nutrition in a biodiversity hotspot
Changes in a coral reef fishery along a gradient of fishing pressure in an Indonesian marine protected area
Changes in life history and ecological characteristics of coral reef fish catch composition with increasing fishery management
Community-managed forests and wildlife-friendly agriculture play a subsidiary but not substitutive role to protected areas for the endangered Asian elephant
Conserving large populations of lions – the argument for fences has hole
Efficiently targeting resources to deter illegal activities in protected areas
Extent and ecological consequences of hunting in Central African rainforests in the twenty-first century
Forest conservation delivers highly variable coral reef conservation outcomes
Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features
Gorilla Population in Deng Deng National Park and a Logging Concession
Having your wildlife and eating it too: an analysis of hunting sustainability across tropical ecosystems
Human Health as a Judicious Conservation Opportunity
Human health impacts of ecosystem alteration
Human Responses to Climate Change will Seriously Impact Biodiversity Conservation: It's Time We Start Planning for Them
Human-carnivore conflict in China: a review of current approaches with recommendations for improved management
Hunting for a living: Wildlife trade, rural livelihoods and declining wildlife in the Hkakaborazi National Park, north Myanmar
Hunting patterns in tropical forests adjoining the Hkakaborazi National Park, north Myanmar
Hunting, livelihoods and declining wildlife in the Hponkanrazi Wildlife Sanctuary, North Myanmar
Impacts of Protected Areas on Local Livelihoods in Cambodia
Improving poverty reduction and conservation outcomes in the grassland ecosystem of Mongolia
Improving social acceptability of marine protected area networks: A method for estimating opportunity costs to multiple gear types in both fished and currently unfished areas
In defense of fences - Response
Law, custom and community-based natural resource management in Kubulau District (Fiji).
Local people value environmental services provided by forested parks
Mapping recent deforestation and forest disturbance in northeastern Madagascar.
Mare Custoditum: The Odyssey of Protecting the Sea (Book Chapter)
Parks, people, and pipelines
Patterns of human-wildlife conflicts and compensation: Insights from Western Ghats protected areas.
Projections of the impacts of gear-modification on the recovery of fish catches and ecosystem function in an impoverished fishery
Public-private partnerships as a management option for protected areas
Recovery trajectories of coral reef fish assemblages within Kenyan marine protected areas
Reducing human-elephant conflict - do chillies help deter elephants from entering crop fields
The importance of conflict-induced mortality for conservation planning in areas of human–elephant co-occurrence
The Perceived Impact of Customary Marine Resource Management on Household and Community Welfare in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
To Fence or Not to Fence
Why South-east Asia should be the world's priority for averting imminent species extinctions, and a call to join a developing cross-institutional programme to tackle this urgent issue

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Key Staff

Saw Htun
Country Program Director
Madhu Rao
Senior Advisor and Representative of WCS in Singapore
Deo Kujirakwinja
Director Eastern DRC Projects, DR Congo
Stacy Jupiter
Director Melanesia Program
Elizabeth Bennett
Vice President, Species Conservation, Species
James Watson
Director, Science and Research Initiative
Joseph Walston
Vice President, Field Conservation Programs
Simon Hedges
Asian Elephant Coordinator & Ivory Trade Policy Analyst
Susan Lieberman
Vice-President, International Policy