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Duthie E, Verissimo D, Keane A, et al., 2017, The effectiveness of celebrities in conservation marketing, PLOS ONE, Vol: 12, ISSN: 1932-6203
Muntifering JR, Linklater WL, Clark SG, et al., 2017, Harnessing values to save the rhinoceros: insights from Namibia, ORYX, Vol: 51, Pages: 98-105, ISSN: 0030-6053
Selinske MJ, Cooke B, Torabi N, et al., 2017, Locating financial incentives among diverse motivations for long-term private land conservation, ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY, Vol: 22, ISSN: 1708-3087
Shwartz A, Davies ZG, Macgregor NA, et al., 2017, Scaling up from protected areas in England: The value of establishing large conservation areas, BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, Vol: 212, Pages: 279-287, ISSN: 0006-3207
Abram NK, MacMillan DC, Xofis P, et al., 2016, Identifying Where REDD plus Financially Out-Competes Oil Palm in Floodplain Landscapes Using a Fine-Scale Approach, PLOS ONE, Vol: 11, ISSN: 1932-6203
Catalano AS, Knight AT, 2016, Does procrastination promote failure in conservation of extremely small populations? A response to Meek, BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, Vol: 194, Pages: 217-217, ISSN: 0006-3207
Di Marco M, Brooks T, Cuttelod A, et al., 2016, Quantifying the relative irreplaceability of important bird and biodiversity areas, CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, Vol: 30, Pages: 392-402, ISSN: 0888-8892
Kansky R, Kidd M, Knight AT, 2016, A wildlife tolerance model and case study for understanding human wildlife conflicts, BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, Vol: 201, Pages: 137-145, ISSN: 0006-3207
Shepherd E, Milner-Gulland EJ, Knight AT, et al., 2016, Status and Trends in Global Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital: Assessing Progress Toward Aichi Biodiversity Target 14, CONSERVATION LETTERS, Vol: 9, Pages: 429-437, ISSN: 1755-263X
Toomey AH, Knight AT, Barlow J, 2016, Navigating the Space between Research and Implementation in Conservation, Conservation Letters
© 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Recent scholarship in conservation biology has pointed to the existence of a "research-implementation" gap and has proposed various solutions for overcoming it. Some of these solutions, such as evidence-based conservation, are based on the assumption that the gap exists primarily because of a communication problem in getting reliable and needed technical information to decision makers. First, we identify conceptual weaknesses with this framing, supporting our arguments with decades of research in other fields of study. We then reconceptualize the gap as a series of crucial, productive spaces in which shared interests, value conflicts, and complex relations between scientists and publics can interact. Whereas synonyms for "gap" include words such as "chasm," "rift," or "breach," the word "space" is connected with words such as "arena," "capacity," and "place" and points to who and what already exists in a specific context. Finally, we offer ways forward for applying this new understanding in practice.
Game ET, Schwartz MW, Knight AT, 2015, Policy Relevant Conservation Science, CONSERVATION LETTERS, Vol: 8, Pages: 309-311, ISSN: 1755-263X
Mannetti LM, Esler KJ, Knight AT, et al., 2015, Understanding Social Networks to Improve Adaptive Co-Governance with the not equal Khomani Bushmen of the Kalahari, South Africa, HUMAN ECOLOGY, Vol: 43, Pages: 481-492, ISSN: 0300-7839
Ropiquet A, Knight AT, Born C, et al., 2015, Implications of spatial genetic patterns for conserving African leopards, COMPTES RENDUS BIOLOGIES, Vol: 338, Pages: 728-737, ISSN: 1631-0691
Selinske MJ, Coetzee J, Purnell K, et al., 2015, Understanding the motivations, satisfaction, and retention of landowners in private land conservation programs, Conservation Letters, Vol: 8, Pages: 282-289, ISSN: 1755-263X
Private land conservation is an increasingly popular approach to protect critical biodiversity. In the Western Cape Province of South Africa private land conservation is the focal strategy for CapeNature, the provincial conservation agency. Despite its importance, little is known about the drivers of landowner participation in the CapeNature program and how these varied motivations influence participant satisfaction and retention. Our psychometric survey of 75 enrolled landowners found that the highest ranked motivations to participate were Conservation and Place Attachment but Social Learning had a stronger influence on program satisfaction. Landowners participate to fulfill a motivation or set of motivations but their satisfaction and commitment may hinge on other unforeseen motivations or factors. Understanding the relationship between motivations, satisfaction, and commitment is necessary for a successful retention strategy in any conservation program, especially on private lands where success depends on landowner commitment. This research was incorporated into improving CapeNature's program delivery.
Wheeler A, Knight AT, Vetter S, 2015, Examining the evidence for ecologically sustainable ostrich breeding practices on natural veld in the Little Karoo, South Africa, AFRICAN JOURNAL OF RANGE & FORAGE SCIENCE, Vol: 32, Pages: 233-241, ISSN: 1022-0119
Wright DR, Underhill LG, Keene M, et al., 2015, Understanding the Motivations and Satisfactions of Volunteers to Improve the Effectiveness of Citizen Science Programs, SOCIETY & NATURAL RESOURCES, Vol: 28, Pages: 1013-1029, ISSN: 0894-1920
Abram NK, Xofis P, Tzanopoulos J, et al., 2014, Synergies for Improving Oil Palm Production and Forest Conservation in Floodplain Landscapes, PLOS ONE, Vol: 9, ISSN: 1932-6203
Kansky R, Kidd M, Knight AT, 2014, Meta-Analysis of Attitudes toward Damage-Causing Mammalian Wildlife, CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, Vol: 28, Pages: 924-938, ISSN: 0888-8892
Kansky R, Knight AT, 2014, Key factors driving attitudes towards large mammals in conflict with humans, Biological Conservation, Vol: 179, Pages: 93-105, ISSN: 1873-2917
Maxwell S, 2014, Sustainability: root targets in consensus., Nature, Vol: 514
Maxwell S, Rhodes JR, Bal P, et al., 2014, Sustainability: root targets in consensus, Nature, Vol: 514, Pages: 434-434
Moon K, Adams VM, Januchowski-Hartley SR, et al., 2014, A Multidisciplinary Conceptualization of Conservation Opportunity, CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, Vol: 28, Pages: 1484-1496, ISSN: 0888-8892
de Villiers AC, Esler KJ, Knight AT, 2014, Social processes promoting the adaptive capacity of rangeland managers to achieve resilience in the Karoo, South Africa, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, Vol: 146, Pages: 276-283, ISSN: 0301-4797
Andradi-Brown DA, Howe C, Mace GM, et al., 2013, Do mangrove forest restoration or rehabilitation activities return biodiversity to pre-impact levels?, Environmental Evidence, Vol: 2
© 2013 Andradi-Brown et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. Background: Mangrove forest restoration and rehabilitation programs are increasingly undertaken to re-establish ecosystem services in the context of community-based biodiversity conservation. Restoration is returning a habitat to the most natural condition, whereas rehabilitation often focuses on optimising ecosystem services alongside biodiversity. With many different restoration and rehabilitation objectives and techniques existing, it is difficult to assess the general effectiveness of restoration and rehabilitation on biodiversity and ecosystem services. This systematic review protocol presents a methodology that will be used to assess the impacts of mangrove forest restoration and rehabilitation on biodiversity and provisioning ecosystem services in a global context. Methods: This review will assess studies that have undertaken biodiversity surveys of restored and rehabilitated mangrove forests by comparing them against suitable mature reference mangrove forests within the same region, or surveys prior to degradation of the forest. This review will investigate how the age and initial tree diversity of a restoration or rehabilitation activities determine the effectiveness of these initiatives. Taxa of commercial value to local communities will be assessed to identify whether rehabilitation for optimal ecosystem service provision is likely to conflict with the full restoration of mangrove forests.
Knight AT, 2013, Reframing the Theory of Hope in Conservation Science, CONSERVATION LETTERS, Vol: 6, Pages: 389-390, ISSN: 1755-263X
Knight AT, Rodrigues ASL, Strange N, et al., 2013, Designing effective solutions to conservation planning problems, Pages: 362-383
This chapter outlines an approach for ensuring the effectiveness of regional or local-scale conservation planning initiatives. The authors define 'conservation planning' as a collaborative, social learning-driven activity whose goal is to implement actions that ensure the persistence of nature by integrating the processes of spatial prioritisation and implementation strategy development to achieve effective conservation management. Many studies in the literature use 'conservation planning' to describe an activity termed as 'spatial conservation prioritisation' but do not include implementation strategies or stakeholder collaboration. Conservation planning comprises three broad activities: assessment, planning and management. Specifically defining the scope and differences between assessment, planning and management is essential for ensuring effective conservation action because some activities directly conserve nature whereas others do not. The chapter provides an operational model for conservation planning, highlighting the importance and context of problem orientation and problem formulation. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd..
McConnachie MM, Cowling RM, Shackleton CM, et al., 2013, The Challenges of Alleviating Poverty through Ecological Restoration: Insights from South Africa's "Working for Water" Program, RESTORATION ECOLOGY, Vol: 21, Pages: 544-550, ISSN: 1061-2971
Mills M, Pressey RL, Ban NC, et al., 2013, Understanding Characteristics that Define the Feasibility of Conservation Actions in a Common Pool Marine Resource Governance System, CONSERVATION LETTERS, Vol: 6, Pages: 418-429, ISSN: 1755-263X
Raymond CM, Knight AT, 2013, Applying Social Research Techniques to Improve the Effectiveness of Conservation Planning, BIOSCIENCE, Vol: 63, Pages: 320-321, ISSN: 0006-3568
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