Special issue in Sustainability on “Human Dimensions of Conservation Research and Practice”

Announcing a Special Issue in journal Sustainability on “Human Dimensions of Conservation Research and Practice”!

This special issue will feature case studies of localised initiatives in which have substantially integrated human well-being outcomes within their design. They should have substantial application of the social sciences and a transdisciplinary design. Focus is on Afrotropical, Indomalayan, Neotropical and Mediterranean regions.

Some topics for consideration (which happen to also dovetail with CMP learning initiatives):

  • Management of political risks and uncertainty
    Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (e.g., integrating use of multiple knowledge systems, engagement with Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities)
  • Using sustainable development agendas as vehicles for conservation (e.g., localisation of and managing trade-offs in the UN Sustainable Development Goals)
  • Reflections on conservation as a social practice and the science of sustainability, e.g., from the fields of science and technology studies (STS), public understanding of science (PUS), political ecology, etc.
  • Conceptualisations of sustainable human–nature relationships (e.g., managing human–wildlife conflicts, holistic socio-ecological approaches)

We would like to invite you to submit manuscripts until December 31st, 2021.

Below is the full summary of the call for papers. More information is available at:

We hope you will take this opportunity to share your work with the academic/research community and other conservation practitioners.

– Dr. Lisa Ernoul (Tour du Valat Institute) and Ms. Sabina J. Kehan (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research), Guest Editors