Indigenous and local communities and protected areas : towards equity and enhanced conservation

Authors: Borrini, Grazia, Kothari, Ashish, Oviedo, Gonzalo,

Conventional approaches to managing protected areas have often seen people and nature as separate entities. They preclude human communities from using natural resources and assume that their concerns are incompatible with conservation. Protected area approaches and models that see conservation as compatible with human communities are explored. The main themes are co-managed protected areas and community conserved areas. Practical guidance is offered, drawing on recent experience, reflections and advice developed at the local, national, regional and international level.