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dc.contributor.supervisor Berkes, Fikret (Natural Resources Institute) en_US
dc.contributor.author Zachariah Chaligné, Alex
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-19T15:41:09Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-19T15:41:09Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31101
dc.description.abstract Community-based conservation includes natural resource or biodiversity protection by, for and with the local community. However, surprisingly little is known about what enables community-based conservation. The aim of this research was to explore and identify potential motivations of a community-based organization in choosing, in this case, conservation of endangered olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) as their flagship project. Samudram Women’s Federation, a State-level organization working with small-scale fishing communities in Odisha, India, was used as a case to explore questions around collective action for communitybased conservation. Using qualitative methodologies, the study analyzed how the interactions and interests of multiple actors shaped the goals and activities for the conservation initiative. Government prohibition of killing turtles, or any other single factor, could not explain conservation behavior. Rather, many complementary factors (economic, political, environmental, social cultural and spiritual) enabled and/or motivated community conservation and environment en_US
dc.subject Community-based conservation en_US
dc.subject Motivations en_US
dc.subject Stewardship en_US
dc.subject Odisha en_US
dc.subject Turtle conservation en_US
dc.subject Small-scale fisheries en_US
dc.subject Social enterprise en_US
dc.title Motivations for Community-based Conservation: A case from Odisha, India en_US
dc.degree.discipline Natural Resources Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Campbell, Michael (Natural Resources Institute), Turner, Nancy (University of Victoria), Shula, Shaliesh (University of Winnipeg) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Natural Resources Management (M.N.R.M.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2016 en_US


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