Skip to main content

2012-10-19 | Policy Brief

Success factors for pairing conservation with enhanced forest and fish-based livelihoods

Robinson, Elizabeth J Z, Heidi J. Albers, Razack Lokina and Stephen Kirama. 2012. “Success factors for pairing conservation with enhanced forest and fish-based livelihoods .” EFD policy Brief
Download reference

In settings in which people rely directly on either forest or marine resources, protecting both the natural resources and livelihoods is challenging. Findings from Tanzania suggest that, where budgets are limited, key factors for a successful combination of livelihood and conservation policies include the strategic location of livelihood projects that target those most dependent on the protected resource rather than those most likely to cooperate with access restrictions.

Further, differentiated resource rights for those living inside and outside the protected area can encourage local enforcement.