The Implementation and Sustainability of Village Conservation Agreements Around Kerinci Seblat National Park, Indonesia

The Implementation and Sustainability of Village Conservation Agreements Around Kerinci Seblat National Park, Indonesia

We investigated the implementation and sustainability of village conservation agreements and village conservation grants facilitated by an integrated conservation and development project (ICDP) around the Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia, 5 years after the project closed. Forty-three percent of agreement actions (n=180) and 30% of grant activities (n=74) were sustained. Informants identified numerous factors influencing success, but statistical tests failed to detect simple explanations. Conservation-livelihood agreements have a greater chance of success when preexisting factors are understood and the purpose of the agreement itself is clearly defined.

Authors: Wood, P.; Sheil, D.; Syaf, R.; Warta, Z.

Topic: tropical forests,biodiversity,livelihoods,conservation,protected areas

Geographic: Indonesia,Sumatra

Publication Year: 2014

ISSN: 0894-1920

Source: Society and Natural Resources 27(6): 602-620

DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2014.901464


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