The role of environmental knowledge in rights-based approaches to conservation
My PhD research focuses on rights-based approaches to conservation, and the role of environmental knowledge in environmental justice. Having worked in “community-led” conservation, I am interested in the ways in which people experience conservation, how conservation organisations understand the communities with whom they work and how this affects conservation outcomes. Rights-based approaches have the potential to ensure that biodiversity conservation and the protection of rights are mutually reinforcing. Through my research I want to explore what this means, in reality, for communities involved in such approaches.
BA (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology (UCL)
MSc Anthropology, Environment and Development (UCL)