This new study contends that employing a broader social well-being approach may provide better insights for managing the non-material impacts of wildlife conservation for local people. These non-material impacts may include negative physical or psychological experiences, trauma and feelings of fear and anxiety, which cannot be easily measured or converted to money, but that can negatively affect human well-being. Taking these impacts into account is therefore critical for the broader sustainability of wildlife conservation.
Read the study in Biological Conservation:
Non-material costs of wildlife conservation to local people and their implications for conservation interventions
by Gladman Thondhlana, Stephen Redpath, Pål Vedeld, Lily van Eden, Unai Pascual, Kate Sherren & Chenai Murata