New field manual for documenting the social impacts of conservation interventions
The methodology adopts best practice in monitoring and evaluation to document the impacts of MPA establishment on household well-being across social domains (e.g. economic well-being, health) as well as within and among social groups (e.g., fishers vs. non-fishers). In addition to documenting variation in the social impacts of conservation, the methodology provides a mechanism for linking an intervention to its impacts by characterising the governance of the MPAs themselves. The field manual is designed to provide conservation practitioners and scholars with the information and guidance necessary to implement and adapt the methods developed in the Bird’s Head Seascape suit to their own needs.
For further information about the field manual or the ongoing efforts to monitor the social impacts of MPAs, please contact MPAmystery@wwfus.org