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Assessing the effectiveness of community-based management strategies for biocultural diversity conservation

Project Leader
Vogl Christian R., BOKU Project Leader
Duration:
15.01.2012-14.01.2015
Programme:
FP7 - Cooperation - Environment including Global Change (ENV)
EU-Project Instruments
Spec. Target. o Inn. Project (STREP)
Type of Research
Applied Research

Further information: http://www.nas.boku.ac.at/combioserve.html

Staff
Schunko Christoph, Sub Projectleader
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Organic Farming
Funded by
Commission of the European Communities, Rue de la Loi, Brussels, European Union
Abstract
The COMBIOSERVE consortium aims to identify the conditions and principles of successful community-based conservation in selected locations in Mexico, Brazil and Bolivia, working in partnership with local Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and indigenous communities. Many Latin American and Caribbean rural and indigenous communities have historically developed strategies to regulate land use and conserve biodiversity whilst enhancing livelihoods and reducing conflicts. This has occurred while new panaceas for conservation and development, such as ecotourism, payments for environmental services, and biodiversity derivatives, have emerged and impacted community dynamics in ways that require urgent analysis. Our analysis will rely on the assessment of past and present trajectories and future scenarios of environmental change; an examination of individual and collective dependence on natural resources and ecosystem services, and analysis of people’s capacity to adapt and be resilient to multiple stressors. We will also assess the cultural traditions, knowledge systems, and institutional arrangements that have allowed communities to devise collective conservation strategies, address social tensions, and resolve resource conflicts. The development of a co-enquiry/advocacy approach will provide significant benefits to local communities and CSOs. The project outcomes will strengthen community conservation and management of natural resources through the design and provision of locally-owned methods and data, and will provide the theoretical and empirical foundations for scaling-up in similar communities and environments. We will scientifically address the opportunities and challenges of biocultural diversity conservation and its role in the resilience of socio-ecological systems, and produce documents for policy and civil society audiences at European and international levels, using varied communication platforms and strategies.
Keywords
plant sociology; Biodiversity; organic farming; Sustainable development, sustainable economics; environmental economics; Nature conservation (- research) ; Actions research; Development cooperation;
Bolivia; Brasilien; Comunity Conserved Areas; Indigenous Knowledge; Mexico; Ecosystem Services;
Publications

Vogl, CR; Schunko, C; Tumpej, M; Caruso, E; Martin, G; Corbera, E; Ruiz-Mallen, I; Reyes-Garcia, V; Koetse, M; Porter, L; Bandeira, F; Arrazola, S; Ruiz, O; Chan-Dzul, A; Le Bouler Pavelic Santos, N; Huanca, T; Conde, E; (2015): Final Report of "Assessing the effectiveness of community-based management strategies for biocultural diversity conservation" (COMBIOSERVE).

Finanziert von: Europäische Kommission, 45

Vogl, CR; Schunko, C; Tumpej, M; Caruso, E; Martin, G; Corbera, E; Ruiz-Mallen, I; Reyes-Garcia, V; Koetse, M; Porter, L; Bandeira, F; Arrazola, S; Ruiz, O; Chan-Dzul, A; Le Bouler Pavelic Santos, N; Huanca, T; Conde, E; (2015): Final publishable summary of "Assessing the effectiveness of community-based management strategies for biocultural diversity conservation" (COMBIOSERVE).

Finanziert von: Europäische Kommission, 15

Vogl, CR; Schunko, C; Tumpej, M; Caruso, E; Martin, G; Corbera, E; Ruiz-Mallen, I; Reyes-Garcia, V; Koetse, M; Porter, L; Bandeira, F; Arrazola, S; Ruiz, O; Chan-Dzul, A; Le Bouler Pavelic Santos, N; Huanca, T; Conde, E; (2015): Second project periodic report of "Assessing the effectiveness of community-based management strategies for biocultural diversity conservation" (COMBIOSERVE) .

Finanziert von: Europäische Kommission, 85

Vogl, CR; Schunko, C; Tumpej, M; Caruso, E; Martin, G; Corbera, E; Ruiz-Mallen, I; Reyes-Garcia, V; Bouma, J; Porter, L; Escobar, F; Bandeira, F; Arrazola, S; Ruiz, O; Chan-Dzul, A; Miranda, S; Huanca, T; Conde, E; (2013): Intermediary Report of the project "Assessing the effectiveness of community-based management strategies for biocultural diversity conservation - COMBIOSERVE".

Finanziert von: Europäische Union, 7. Forschungsrahmenprogramm, 57

Vorträge

Schunko, C; Vogl, CR; Tumpej, M; Caruso, E; Martin, G; Corbera, E; Ruiz-Mallen, I; Reyes-Garcia, V; Bouma, J; Porter, L; Escobar, F; Bandeira, F; Arrazola, S; Ruiz, O; Chan-Dzul, A; Miranda, S; Huanca, T; Conde, E; (2013): Participatory research and co-inquiry approaches in community-based management of biocultural diversity - examples from COMBIOSERVE .

EC Workshop on "Fostering innovative dialogue between researchers and stakeholders to meet future challenges: Land, Soil, Desertification, Urban and Community-Based Environmental Management", JUN 10-11, 2013, Brussels, BELGIUM

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