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The Implementation and Sustainability of Village Conservation Agreements Around Kerinci Seblat National Park, Indonesia

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We investigated the implementation and sustainability of village conservation agreements and village conservation grants facilitated by an integrated conservation and development project (ICDP) around the Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia, 5 years after the project closed. Forty-three percent of agreement actions (n=180) and 30% of grant activities (n=74) were sustained. Informants identified numerous factors influencing success, but statistical tests failed to detect simple explanations. Conservation-livelihood agreements have a greater chance of success when preexisting factors are understood and the purpose of the agreement itself is clearly defined.

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    Wood, P.; Sheil, D.; Syaf, R.; Warta, Z.




    tropical forests, biodiversity, livelihoods, conservation, protected areas



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