For over 30 years, Community Conservation has helped produce important research that communities, scientists, and other conservation stakeholders can use on their community-focused projects. Recently, we’ve been adding some resources for the general public as well.
We hope you can utilize some of the lessons we’ve learned!
Wondering if a conservation project is truly community-based? Use this checklist
Deeper Dive: Studies and Articles
These resources are mostly studies and book chapters of interest for conservation practitioners, community members, scientists, and students in conservation-related fields.
- “What Belize can teach us about community conservation” by Community Conservation’s founder Rob Horwich and several of his colleagues
- “Preserving biodiversity and ecosystems: catalyzing conservation contagion” by Rob Horwich and several of his colleagues
- “Creating modern community conservation organizations and institutions to effect successful forest conservation change” by Rob Horwich and several colleagues
- “Community protection of the Manas Biosphere Reserve in Assam, India, and the endangered golden langur Trachypithecus geei” by Rob Horwich and several colleagues
- “Ecotourism and community development: a view from Belize” by Rob Horwich and several colleagues
- “Communities saving Wisconsin birds: north and south” by Rob Horwich
- “How to develop a community sanctuary – an experimental approach to conservation of private lands” by Rob Horwich
- “Constructive criticism of community-based conservation” by Rob Horwich and Clara Jones
- “Community-based development as a conservation tool: the Community Baboon Sanctuary and the Gales Point Manatee Project” by Rob Horwich and Jonathan Lyon
- “Community conservation: practitioners’ answer to critics” by Rob Horwich and Jonathan Lyon
- “Experimental technique for the conservation of private lands” by Rob Horwich and Jonathan Lyon
- “Multilevel conservation and education at the Community Baboon Sanctuary, Belize” by Rob Horwich and Jonathan Lyon
- “An evaluation tool for internal and external assessments of community-based conservation projects” by Rob Horwich, Jonathan Lyon and Scott Bernstein
- “Thirteen training objectives for community-based conservation” by Scott Bernstein
- “Defining and building community capacity for co-management of protected areas in Belize” by Scott Bernstein
- “Using community knowledge to identify potential hotspots of mammal diversity in southeastern Nepal” by Dr. Teri Allendorf, Bhim Gurung, Shashank Poudel, Sagar Dahal and Sanjan Thapa