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1 October 2018 Bringing back complex socio-ecological realities to the study of CBNRM impacts: a response to Lee and Bond (2018)
Peadar Brehony, Jevgeniy Bluwstein, Jens Friis Lund, Peter Tyrrell
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Lee and Bond (2018) claim to quantify the ecological success of a community-based wildlife conservation intervention in Tanzania. In this reply to their article, we take issue with 3 aspects of their study. First, the study inadequately equates ecological success with increased wildlife and reduced livestock densities. Second, the study fails to adequately account for causality between the Wildlife Management Area (WMA) policy and the observed changes in wildlife and livestock densities. Third, the study misrepresents the reality of communitybased conservation in Randilen WMA. Researchers seeking to further our understanding of community-based natural resource management by evaluating its impacts must proceed with careful attention to the complex and dynamic socio-ecologies of the environments they study.

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Peadar Brehony, Jevgeniy Bluwstein, Jens Friis Lund, and Peter Tyrrell "Bringing back complex socio-ecological realities to the study of CBNRM impacts: a response to Lee and Bond (2018)," Journal of Mammalogy 99(6), 1539-1542, (1 October 2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyy118
Received: 22 May 2018; Accepted: 11 September 2018; Published: 1 October 2018
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community-based natural resource management
conservation
semi-arid environment
wildlife livestock coexistence
Wildlife Management Area
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