Chapter 7 Conclusion: Collective Conservation Practice in Rural-Amenity Landscapes

Benjamin Cooke, Ruth Lane

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Having explored the ways that everyday conservation practices are constituted, the final chapter takes these insights and considers how we might advance conservation efforts in rural-amenity landscapes along two distinct but related lines. The first of these is to consider what could be done to build a more collective approach that acknowledges landscapes legacy through grass-roots initiatives and the reorientation of existing structures and institutional processes. The second line of reflection is to take seriously the need to re-imagine (western, liberal) private property relations that are more attuned to nonhuman agency and the unceded lands of First Nations Peoples in settler-colonial nations, to consider what other forms of property rights that could be experimented with in rural-amenity landscapes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking Ecologies on Private Land
Subtitle of host publicationConservation practice in rural amenity landscapes
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherPalgrave Pivot
ISBN (Print)9783030312176
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Settler-colonial
  • Conservation
  • Collective
  • Private land
  • Property

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