Conducting Conservation Projects in the Field: Education, Culture & Ethics

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What makes a successful conservation project? Is it enough to have thorough scientific understanding of the ecological and biological threats facing a species or habitat or do we need to devote significant focus to the human dimension of conservation? Over what time frame should we consider a project successful? What goes into defining a project as being sustainable over the long run so that the perpetuation of the species is guaranteed? How does human economic well-being relate to conservation 1:We improve our conservation strategies by integrating traditional knowledge and practices into the project, and thereby make the project more appropriate for the area and local culture. By cultivating informed, supportive, and involved local communities, the root cause of some of our most pressing conservation problems can be addressed by many more people. With more people involved in the struggle to save endangered species, our projects are more likely to be successful and sustainable.