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Disputed Landscapes

Who decides how the environment is managed? How do competing interests coexist? OU research looks at participation in environmental decision-making across the world.

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3 February 2016

Decision-makers have a clear choice: an expensive, foreign-controlled approach, or a community-owned solution that relies on naturally occurring predators.


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12 January 2016

Rather than tradition versus progress, a community-owned solutions approach is about control and who decides which practices should be supported.


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3 December 2015

To prevent generic approaches to development that undermine existing local solutions, marginalised groups must be involved in decision-making.

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7 May 2015

Could a new breed of 'eco-drones' offer a cost-effective and accessible way for communities to monitor deforestation and environmental degradation?

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6 March 2015

The notion of nature's rights is gaining traction and is likely to feature more prominently in development discourse and ideas of social justice.

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15 December 2014

Géraud de Ville reports on Pantanî Blog, a digital storytelling project which broadcasts indigenous stories and worldviews.

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29 October 2014

Five research projects present strong evidence that solutions delivered at a local level result in sustainable actions that protect the environment.

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15 August 2014

Andrea Berardi argues that it's time indigenous communities were allowed to take control of the messages that are told about them.