Building partnerships with communities for biodiversity conservation: lessons from Asian mountains

Charudutt Mishra, Juliette Claire Young, Matthias Fiechter, Brad Rutherford, Stephen Redpath

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Applied ecology lies at the intersection of human societies and natural systems. Consequently, applied ecologists are constantly challenged as to how best to use ecological knowledge to influence the management of ecosystems (Habel et al. 2013). As Hulme (2011) has pointed out, to do so effectively we must leave our ivory towers and engage with stakeholders. This engagement is especially important and challenging in areas of the world where poverty, weak institutions and poor governance structures conspire to limit the ability of local communities to contribute to biodiversity conservation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1583-1591
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Applied Ecology
Issue number6
Early online date11 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017



  • snow leopard
  • conservation
  • Panthera uncia
  • community engagement
  • partnership
  • conservation programmes
  • stakeholder engagement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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