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Delineating participation in conservation governance: Insights from the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park (Spain)

Lopez-Rodriguez, M. D. and Ruiz-Mallen, I and Oteros-Rozas, E. and March, H. and Keller, R. and Lo, Veronica and Cebrian-Piqueras, M. A. and Andrade, R. (2020). Delineating participation in conservation governance: Insights from the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park (Spain). Environmental Science and Policy. 114 , 486-496
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The active participation of local stakeholders in governing protected areas is increasingly recognized in biodi-versity conservation. While progress has been made in countries to facilitate inclusivity in conservation decision making, there is limited practical guidance of participatory mechanisms enabling stakeholder engagement. Disentangling formal and informal governance arrangements within protected areas illuminates how stakeholder participation in decision-making is shaped and potentially improved. Here, we provide an analytical framework characterising governance arrangements to examine the formal and informal mechanisms guiding stakeholder participation conservation decision-making in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park (Spain). We conducted 76 semi-structured interviews and field observations with local stakeholders, and reviewed Park policy documents. Our findings reveal governance arrangements are contingent upon stakeholders' responsibility (shared vs. concentrated) and influence (equal vs. unequal), regardless of the (in)formality of decision making. We found four types of arrangements that characterise governance of Sierra de Guadarrama National Park-cooperative, consultative, informative, and prescriptive-and identified the mutually supportive role formal and informal mechanisms play in shaping participation. We argue stakeholders' responsibility and influence are key analytical axes to delineate participatory mechanisms in order to identify challenges and opportunities for more inclusive conservation. Our study provides analytical guidance that could be adapted and scaled up to other protected areas for understanding participation in conservation decision-making.

Authors/Creators:Lopez-Rodriguez, M. D. and Ruiz-Mallen, I and Oteros-Rozas, E. and March, H. and Keller, R. and Lo, Veronica and Cebrian-Piqueras, M. A. and Andrade, R.
Title:Delineating participation in conservation governance: Insights from the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park (Spain)
Series Name/Journal:Environmental Science and Policy
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:114
Page range:486-496
Number of Pages:11
Publisher:ELSEVIER SCI LTD
ISSN:1462-9011
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Keywords:Biodiversity conservation, Participatory decision-making, Governance arrangements, Inclusive conservation, Protected areas
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-110113
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-110113
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1016/j.envsci.2020.09.019
Web of Science (WoS)000591437200012
ID Code:21454
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:21 Jan 2021 16:03
Metadata Last Modified:21 Jan 2021 16:11

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