Nature: Connecting well-being and conservation praxis

Kent H Redford, Carly Cook, Duan Biggs, Glenda Eoyang

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This worldwide shift in favor of conservation brought about positive change in a number of key ways. First, there has been a greater willingness to make the stakeholder values underlying approaches to conservation transparent. This has led, second, to greater emphasis on equitable solutions for all stakeholders. Third, from a generally reductionist approach to problem solving there has been a movement towards systems thinking, in particular, framing conservation questions as germane to socio-ecological systems and part of overall planetary health. Lastly, as part of this rise in systems thinking, previously disconnected efforts have been integrated into purposeful collaboration under co-developed system models—models of how relevant systems function with each other. Together these four efforts have led to a more effective and sustainable approach to the use and conservation of social and natural resources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVisionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future
EditorsBeverley Parsons, Lovely Dhillon, Matthew Keene
Place of PublicationCharlotte NC USA
PublisherVisionary Evaluation
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781641138352
ISBN (Print)9781641138338, 9781641138345
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameEvaluation and Society
PublisherInformation Age Publishing

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