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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Measuring the intensity of conflicts in conservation
Author(s): Cusack, Jeremy J
Bradfer‐Lawrence, Tom
Baynham‐Herd, Zachary
Castelló y Tickell, Sofia
Duporge, Isla
Hegre, Håvard
Moreno Zárate, Lara
Naude, Vincent
Nijhawan, Sahil
Wilson, John
Zambrano Cortes, Dario Gerardo
Bunnefeld, Nils
Keywords: armed conflict
coexistence
curve
deescalation
discourse
escalation
spatiotemporal
stakeholder groups
stasis
trend
Issue Date: 11-Jan-2021
Date Deposited: 20-Jan-2021
Citation: Cusack JJ, Bradfer‐Lawrence T, Baynham‐Herd Z, Castelló y Tickell S, Duporge I, Hegre H, Moreno Zárate L, Naude V, Nijhawan S, Wilson J, Zambrano Cortes DG & Bunnefeld N (2021) Measuring the intensity of conflicts in conservation. Conservation Letters. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12783
Abstract: Conflicts between the interests of biodiversity conservation and other human activities pose a major threat to natural ecosystems and human well‐being, yet few methods exist to quantify their intensity and model their dynamics. We develop a categorization of conflict intensity based on the curve of conflict, a model originally used to track the escalation and deescalation of armed conflicts. Our categorization assigns six intensity levels reflecting the discourse and actions of stakeholders involved in a given conflict, from coexistence or collaboration to physical violence. Using a range of case studies, we demonstrate the value of our approach in quantifying conflict trends, estimating transition probabilities between conflict stages, and modeling conflict intensity as a function of relevant covariates. By taking an evidence‐based approach to quantifying stakeholder behavior, the proposed framework allows for a better understanding of the drivers of conservation conflict development across a diverse range of socioecological scenarios.
DOI Link: 10.1111/conl.12783
Rights: © 2020 The Authors. Conservation Letters published by Wiley Periodicals LLC This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Notes: Output Status: Forthcoming/Available Online
Licence URL(s): http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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