An evidence-based approach reduces the local costs of biodiversity conservation in low- and middle-income countries [REF2021]

Impact Summary for the General Public

Bangor-led research has demonstrated the negative social impacts that conservation can have for some of the poorest people in the world. It has profoundly altered how governments, industry and donors implement conservation: one of the world’s largest nickel mines (Ambatovy, Madagascar) has changed how it approaches biodiversity offsets, the Ugandan government has incorporated recommendations into its national offset strategy, and the US government has used research findings in funding decisions for a mine in Myanmar. In Madagascar Bangor-led research has influenced how the government and donors implement safeguards to reduce negative impacts of protected areas on the poor.

Category of impact

  • Policy and Public Services
  • Societal

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