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Review article - Peer-reviewed, 2022

Inclusive conservation and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: Tensions and prospects

Raymond, Christopher M.; Cebrian-Piqueras, Miguel A.; Andersson, Erik; Andrade, Riley; Schnell, Alberto Arroyo; Romanelli, Barbara Battioni; Filyushkina, Anna; Goodson, Devin J.; Horcea-Milcu, Andra; Johnson, Dana N.; Keller, Rose; Kuiper, Jan J.; Lo, Veronica; Lopez-Rodriguez, Maria D.; March, Hug; Metzger, Marc; Oteros-Rozas, Elisa; Salcido, Evan; Sellberg, My; Stewart, William;
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The draft Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework commits to achievement of equity and justice outcomes and represents a "relational turn" in how we understand inclusive conservation. Although "inclusivity" is drawn on as a means to engage diverse stakeholders, widening the framing of inclusivity can create new tensions with regard to how to manage protected areas. We first offer a set of tensions that emerge in the light of the relational turn in biodiversity conservation. Drawing on global case examples applying multiple methods of inclusive conservation, we then demonstrate that, by actively engaging in the interdependent phases of recognizing hybridity, enabling conditions for reflexivity and partnership building, tensions can not only be acknowledged but softened and, in some cases, reframed when managing for biodiversity, equity, and justice goals. The results can improve stakeholder engagement in protected area management, ultimately supporting better implementation of global biodiversity targets.

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One Earth
2022, volume: 5, number: 3, pages: 252-264
Publisher: ELSEVIER

Authors' information

Raymond, Christopher M.
University of Helsinki
Raymond, Christopher
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
Cebrian-Piqueras, Miguel A.
University of Gottingen
Andersson, Erik
Stockholm University
Andersson, Erik
North West University - South Africa
Andrade, Riley
University of Florida
Andrade, Riley
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Arroyo Schnell, Alberto
IUCN European Reg Off
Battioni Romanelli, Barbara
IUCN European Reg Off
Filyushkina, Anna
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Goodson, Devin J.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Horcea-Milcu, Andra
Babes Bolyai University from Cluj
Johnson, Dana N.
University of British Columbia
Keller, Rose
Norwegian Institute Nature Research
Kuiper, Jan J.
Stockholm University
Lo, Veronica
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
Lopez-Rodriguez, Maria D.
UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
March, Hug
UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Metzger, Marc
University of Edinburgh
Oteros-Rozas, Elisa
UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
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Sustainable Development Goals

SDG15 Life on land
SDG16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

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Environmental Sciences

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