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dc.contributorGurd, Heatheren_US
dc.contributorKaelo, Dickson Oleen_US
dc.contributorSaid, Mohammeden_US
dc.contributorde Leeuw, Janen_US
dc.contributorRowcliffe, Marcusen_US
dc.contributorHomewood, Katherineen_US
dc.creatorKeane, Aidanen_US
dc.identifier.citationAidan Keane, Heather Gurd, Dickson Ole Kaelo, Mohammed Said, Jan de Leeuw, Marcus Rowcliffe, Katherine Homewood. (29/3/2016). Gender Differentiated Preferences for a Community-Based Conservation Initiative. PLOS ONE, 11(3), pp. 1-15.en_US
dc.description.abstractCommunity-based conservation (CBC) aims to benefit local people as well as to achieve conservation goals, but has been criticised for taking a simplistic view of “community” and failing to recognise differences in the preferences and motivations of community members. We explore this heterogeneity in the context of Kenya’s conservancies, focussing on the livelihood preferences of men and women living adjacent to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Using a discrete choice experiment we quantify the preferences of local community members for key components of their livelihoods and conservancy design, differentiating between men and women and existing conservancy members and non-members. While Maasai preference for pastoralism remains strong, non-livestock-based livelihood activities are also highly valued and there was substantial differentiation in preferences between individuals. Involvement with conservancies was generally perceived to be positive, but only if households were able to retain some land for other purposes. Women placed greater value on conservancy membership, but substantially less value on wage income, while existing conservancy members valued both conservancy membership and livestock more highly than did non-members. Our findings suggest that conservancies can make a positive contribution to livelihoods, but care must be taken to ensure that they do not unintentionally disadvantage any groups. We argue that conservation should pay greater attention to individuallevel differences in preferences when designing interventions in order to achieve fairer and more sustainable outcomes for members of local communities.en_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_US
dc.sourcePLOS ONE;11,(2016) Pagination 1,15en_US
dc.titleGender Differentiated Preferences for a Community-Based Conservation Initiativeen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idSaid, Mohammed: 0000-0001-8127-6399en_US
cg.creator.idde Leeuw, Jan: 0000-0002-2005-4351en_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Edinburgh - EDen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity College Londonen_US
cg.contributor.centerKenya Wildlife Conservancies Association - KWCAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerWorld Agroforestry Center - ICRAFen_US
cg.contributor.centerZSL Institute Of Zoologyen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry - FTAen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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