Content Index

Focusing on Jasper National Park, Megan Youdelis argues that austerity politics create the conditions for a re-articulation of the politics of conservation governance as the interests of parks departments and private sector interests are brought into alignment.

In episode 60 of Nature’s Past, a podcast on Canadian environmental history, two NiCHE editors—Tina Adcock from Simon Fraser University and Claire Campbell from Bucknell University—discuss some new articles and book chapters in Canadian environmental history with Sean Kheraj.

Clotilde Lebreton analyses the discursive, participative, and negotiation practices in the territorialized public action that occurred during the category change of the Nevado de Toluca Protected Area in Mexico from a high conservation status to a more flexible one.

In episode 61 of Nature’s Past, a podcast on Canadian environmental history, Sean Kheraj interviews four North American graduate students on why they study environmental history.

Analyzing the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Munanura et al. examine how livelihood constraints in poor forest-adjacent communities influence illegal forest use.

Juliet Kariuki, Regina Birner, and Susan Chomba offer an alternative conceptualization to mainstream neoclassical understandings of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES), examining roles of formal and informal institutions in influencing equitable outcomes in two Kenyan cases.

McKenzie F. Johnson, Krithi K. Karanth, and Erika Weinthal evaluate compensation as a mitigation policy for human-wildlife conflict around four protected areas in Rajasthan (Jaisamand, Sitamata, Phulwari, and Kumbhalgarh), finding efforts insensitive to local livelihoods.

Etienne Sabatier and Charlie Huveneers examine media portrayals of human-shark encounters between 2011 and 2013 in the state of Western Australia, arguing that negative framing by media feeds public anxiety.

Deborah Cleland and Raissa Ocaya San Jose apply Iris Marion Young’s theory of communicative democracy framework to a case study of fisheries stakeholder workshops in the Philippines.

Using examples from environmental governance and conservation, Esther Turnhout engages critically with the ideal of policy-relevant environmental knowledge.