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Biodiversity conservation, project planning, and gender: Experiences from the field
Biodiversity conservation paradigms have considerably evolved during the last 20 years. A better understanding of the complexities that conservation entails has allowed reconsidering strict conservation strategies and adopting more inclusive and comprehensive approaches. Although cultural and gender aspects are increasingly deemed to be conditions for conservation success, many issues still remain to be fully included in the conservation practice. Oscar Maldonado shares his experiences in incorporating gender, culture and other sensitive social aspects in sound conservation planning, and explains how he has methodologically overcame methodological challenges and limitations.