What's on the horizon for community-based conservation? Emerging threats and opportunities
Esmail N., McPherson JM., Abulu L., Amend T., Amit R., Bhatia S., Bikaba D., Brichieri-Colombi TA., Brown J., Buschman V., Fabinyi M., Farhadinia M., Ghayoumi R., Hay-Edie T., Horigue V., Jungblut V., Jupiter S., Keane A., Macdonald DW., Mahajan SL., McVey A., Moehrenschlager A., Nelson F., Noshirwani M., Ntiamoa-Baidu Y., Postigo JL., Rakotondrazafy V., Rao M., Roe D., Sierra Huelsz JA., Stolton S., Tawake A., Wintle B.
Community-based conservation can support livelihoods and biodiversity, while reinforcing local and Indigenous values, cultures, and institutions. Its delivery can help address cross-cutting global challenges, such as climate change, conservation, poverty, and food security. Therefore, understanding trends in community-based conservation is pertinent to setting and implementing global goals. We undertook a horizon scan to prioritize 15 emerging threats and opportunities expected to impact the future effectiveness of community-based conservation. Topics relate to global biodiversity policy; human rights; shifting human geography; inclusion, diversity, equity, and access; conservation finance and income; and economic reforms. Our findings offer guidance on strengthening community-based conservation to achieve global environmental and development goals.