Human well-being effects are often crucial to the success of forest conservation initiatives. For instance, a new protected area may reduce local people’s access to some forest extractive incomes, but might also safeguard other livelihood benefits. On aggregate, well-being effects may be hard to measure reliably. Specific methods developed by CIFOR, IUCN, PROFOR and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), respectively, to assess forests benefits will be examined and explored.
Focal point:Sven Wunder, CIFOR
“Measuring forest reliance in rural incomes across the global tropics”
“Human well-being measures in conservation”
“Measuring the economic benefits of forests”
“Forest-SWIFT: High frequency data collection in forests”