Biodiversity, Natural Resouces & Conflict

Biodiversity, Natural Resouces & Conflict

 

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Overview

This course focuses on understanding and managing natural resource-based conflicts with a particular eye toward biodiversity.  The target audience is graduate students who are conservation scientists, environmental policymakers, rural development specialists, political ecologists, and conflict/peace workers. Topics covered include causes and nature of environmental conflicts; impacts of conflict on environmental conditions; the environment’s role in generating conflict; land, protected areas, and human-wildlife conflict; biodiversity conservation during and after overt social conflict; methods of analyzing natural conflicts about natural resources; managing and mitigating environmental conflicts; the conservation scientist’s role in environmental conflicts; managing and mitigating environmental conflicts. 

 

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