For the week of 11 January 2016
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
PLOS ONE has published a new paper on Conflict in Protected Areas: Who Says Co-Management Does Not Work? "Interviews with 584 residents from ten protected areas in Colombia revealed that co-management can be successful in reducing conflict at grassroots level, as long as some critical enabling conditions, such as effective participation in the co-management process, are fulfilled not only on paper but also by praxis. We hope these findings will re-incentivize global efforts to make co-management work in protected areas and other common pool resource contexts, such as fisheries, agriculture, forestry and water management." You may access the full-text using the link above.
As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager