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The emergence of place-based conservation [Chapter 1]

Author(s):

William P. Stewart

Year:

2013

Publication type:

Book Chapter

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Source:

In: Stewart, W. P.; Williams, D. R.; Kruger, L. E., eds. Place-based conservation: perspectives from the social sciences. Dordrecht, Germany: Springer Science+Business Media: 1-17.

Description

Place has emerged as a significant topic within conservation research and practice. The transformative changes connected to contemporary conservation are related to recognition of multi-scaled, social-ecological dynamics; emergent, multiscaled governance structures; and rising importance of place-specific meanings and local knowledge. These transformative changes are central to place-based conservation and closely tied to the social sciences. There is no singular approach to. placebased conservation; however there are ways to organize the complexity of related ideas. This chapter overviews the purpose of the book as a resource for researchers and practitioners to build the conceptual grounding for place-based conservation, including characterizations of the meaning of place, their relevance to conservation, and an explanation for the organization of the book.

Citation

Williams, Daniel R.; Stewart, William P.; Kruger, Linda E. 2013. The emergence of place-based conservation [Chapter 1]. In: Stewart, W. P.; Williams, D. R.; Kruger, L. E., eds. Place-based conservation: perspectives from the social sciences. Dordrecht, Germany: Springer Science+Business Media: 1-17.

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