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“Charismatic Species and Beyond: How Cultural Schemas and Organisational Routines shape Conservation”

Krause, Monika and Robinson, Katherine. 2017. “Charismatic Species and Beyond: How Cultural Schemas and Organisational Routines shape Conservation”. Conservation and Society, 15(3), pp. 313-321. ISSN 0972-4923 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

It has long been suggested that charismatic species attract a disproportionate amount of attention and resources in international conservation. This paper follows up on this observation to investigate how cultural schemas and organisational routines shape resource allocation in conservation more broadly. Based on 44 in-depth interviews with programme managers in international conservation NGOs and in zoos with conservation programmes, we argue that the way units of intervention are institutionalised in conservation work shapes the allocation of resources in ways that are not directly based on conservation science. In addition to the role of species, and charismatic species in particular, we examine the role of focus countries  political boundaries shape the conditions under which NGOs can do their work and they shape NGOs’ work via the priorities of institutional donors. We also discuss the role of landscape types, and competition among landscape types, and of solution-based programming.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.4103/cs.cs_16_63

Keywords:

charismatic species, conservation, NGOs, triage, priority setting, schemas

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
2 May 2017Accepted
29 September 2017Published

Item ID:

20492

Date Deposited:

23 May 2017 10:43

Last Modified:

14 Jul 2018 18:42

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20492

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