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 use some of the lessons we’ve learned!
If you’re a conservation practitioner who’s interested in evaluating your own conservation project, use the Self-Evaluation Checklist.
- Horwich, R.H., J. Lyon, A. Bose and Jones, C.B. 2012. Chapter 14, Preserving biodiversity and ecosystems: catalyzing conservation contagion. In: Deforestation Around the World. (ed. P. Moutinho), pp.283-318, InTech Rijeky, Croatia
- Robert H. Horwich, Sam Shanee, Noga Shanee, Arnab Bose, Mark Fenn and Joydeep Chakraborty. 2015. Creating Modern Community Conservation Organizations and Institutions to Effect Successful Forest Conservation Change, Chapter 6 in Precious Forests – Precious Earth, Dr. Miodrag Zlatic (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-2175-6, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/61133.
- Horwich, R.H., J. Lyon, and Scott Bernstein. 2004. An Evaluation Tool for Internal and External Assessments of Community-Based Conservation Projects. Unpublished Manuscript. 28pp.
Further Reading on Community-based Conservation
Community Conservation researchers have published and stimulated publications in a number of professional journals. A selected list of related topics is given below.
- Jones, C.B. and R.H. Horwich. 2005. Constructive Criticism of Community-Based Conservation. Conservation Biology, 19(4): 990-991. (not open access – please email email@example.com to request a copy)
- Horwich, R.H. and J. Lyon. 2007. Community Conservation: Practitioners’ Answer to Critics. Oryx, 41(3), 376-385.
- Bernstein, Scott E. 2005. Thirteen Training Objectives for Community-based Conservation. (Expanded description of the 13 training objectives identified in above Master’s Thesis.) 3 pgs.
- Bernstein, Scott E. 2005. Training Chart. (Chart comparing 6 evaluation/training methods to derive 13 training objectives identified in above Master’s Thesis.) 2 pgs. (download pdf)
- Wyman, M.S., Stein, T.V., Southworth, J. & Horwich, R.H. 2011. Does population increase equate to conservation success? Conservation and Society, 9(3):216-228.
- “What Belize can teach us about community conservation” by Community Conservation’s founder Rob Horwich and several of his 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
- “Community-based development as a conservation tool: the Community Baboon Sanctuary and the Gales Point Manatee Project” by Rob Horwich and Jonathan Lyon
- “Experimental technique for the conservation of private lands” by Rob Horwich and Jonathan Lyon (please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy)
- “Multilevel conservation and education at the Community Baboon Sanctuary, Belize” by Rob Horwich and Jonathan Lyon
- “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 (please email email@example.com for a copy)
- “The Development and Growth of Non-Governmental Conservation in Peru: Privately and Communally Protected Areas” by Sam Shanee, Noga Shanee, Will Lock, and Maria Jose Espejo-Uribe