Living Landscapes project approved!

We are taking convivial conservation to the next level: the Oak Foundation has approved a three-year programme to start implementing convivial conservation in three living landscapes in South Africa. The programme will be led by The institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) of the University of the Western Cape, together with the SociologyContinue reading “Living Landscapes project approved!”

A New Future for Conservation: Setting out the principles of post-growth conservation

Authors: Robert Fletcher, Kate Massarella, Ashish Kothari, Pallav Das, Anwesha Dutta and Bram Büscher The prospects for Earth’s biological diversity look increasingly bleak. The urgency of global efforts to preserve biodiversity long predates the COVID-19 crisis, but the pandemic has added new dimensions to the problem. Conservation funding from nature tourism has all but disappearedContinue reading “A New Future for Conservation: Setting out the principles of post-growth conservation”

Some CONVIVA news

This short news item on CONVIVA – the convivial conservation research project was first submitted as a contribution to the Transformations2Sustainability September 2019 newsletter. In June 2019, the University of Sheffield, one of the institutions involved in the CONVIVA – convivial conservation research project funded by the Belmont Forum/NORFACE, hosted a workshop bringing together diverseContinue reading “Some CONVIVA news”

The Case for Convivial Conservation

Originally published at: http://undisciplinedenvironments.org/index.php/2019/10/01/the-case-for-convivial-conservation/ By Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher, Wageningen University (Netherlands) In the face of the sixth extinction, rising wildlife crime and biodiversity under dire threat around the globe, environmental conservation finds itself in desperate times. A new approach is needed, one that takes seriously our economic system’s structural pressures, violent socio-ecological realities,Continue reading “The Case for Convivial Conservation”

What is transformation anyway?

By Kate Massarella, Wageningen University (Netherlands) Since the Brundtland report was published over 30 years ago, sustainable development has held its place as the goal for many concerned with both environmental protection and economic development. This powerful idea that we can eliminate global poverty while preserving the natural world has captured and held the collectiveContinue reading “What is transformation anyway?”