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The Swedish Research Council awards money to a new QoG related project

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The Swedish Research Council has awarded money to a new QoG related project.

Big congratulations to Sverker Jagers, Martin Sjöstedt (main applicant), and Aksel Sundström for the project Waging War to Save the Peace Parks: A Study of Militarization of Wildlife Management”.

Project description

Recent decades have witnessed an increasing militarization of wildlife and biodiversity conservation. This trend has been most profound in African countries, where state agencies have responded to heavily armed poachers by providing rangers with more sophisticated and lethal weapons as well as more rigorous military training. The consequences of applying militarized forms of conservation measures have, however, rarely been evaluated in empirical research. The overall objective of this project is therefor to investigate how military style wildlife management affect the effectiveness and legitimacy of conservation efforts in southern Africa.

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