University of Oxford
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Our vision is to support a transformative shift towards more equitable, inclusive approaches to conservation that fully respect human rights and are effective. We do so through field research and policy engagement, by working closely with the different actors involved, including by supporting local environmental stewardship by indigenous peoples and local communities.
We are working with a range of actors to develop policy and inform best practice.
We are working with local people, including indigenous peoples, to help them document their contributions to conservation and gain recognition and support for their land rights claims.
We use interdisciplinary, mixed methods and participatory approaches.
We carry out field research, desk-based global analyses, and policy research.
Here are five publications that represent the breadth of our work. For a full list of ICCS publications, click here.
Newing, H., Fisher, M., Brittain, S., Kenrick, J., & Milner-Gulland, E. (2023). How can we advance equitable, rights-based conservation? Oryx, 57(3), 273-274. https://doi:10.1017/S0030605323000418
Smallhorn-West, P., Allison, E., Gurney, G., Karnad, D., Kretser, H., Lobo, A. S., Mangubhai, S., Newing, H., Pennell, K., Raj, S., Tilley, A., Williams, H., & Peckham, S. H. (2023). Why human rights matter for marine conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science, 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2023.1089154
Brittain, S., Tugendhat, H., Newing, H.S., Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2021). Conservation and the rights of Indigenous peoples and local communities: looking forwards. Oryx. 10.1017/S0030605321000946
Brittain, S et al. (2020) Ethical considerations when conservation research involves people. Conservation Biology. 10.1111/cobi.13464
Newing, H., & Perram, A. (2019). What do you know about conservation and human rights? Oryx, 53(4), 595-596. https://doi:10.1017/S0030605319000917