Experimental games and questionnaire survey for understanding conservation conflicts in Gabon, Scotland, Madagascar and Kenya 2018-2019

Rakotonarivo, O. Sarobidy and Bell, Andrew and Cusack, Jeremy and Duthie, A. Bradley and Jones, Isabel and Kipchumba, Adams and Minderman, Jeroen and Pozo, Rocio and Bunnefeld, Nils (2021). Experimental games and questionnaire survey for understanding conservation conflicts in Gabon, Scotland, Madagascar and Kenya 2018-2019. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Service. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-854068

ConFooBio is an EU funded project focussed on the resolution of conflicts between food security and biodiversity conservation under uncertainty. Manging a specific natural resource often results in conflict between those stakeholders focussed on improving food security and those focussed on conservation. Such situations are increasing in intensity and scale, and can be damaging for both biodiversity and human livelihoods. ConFooBio aims to develop new strategies to manage conflicts of this nature, showing how to achieve synergies that protect both biodiversity and secure livelihoods.

Data description (abstract)

Biodiversity conservation is increasingly in conflict with human livelihoods worldwide. At the core of these conflicts is the involvement of multiple stakeholders with conflicting values, priorities and agendas. Predicting the impacts of conflict interventions on farmer behaviour is therefore critical. We developed experimental games played in a group of four farmers alongside a questionnaire survey to explore the impacts of various conflict mitigation options on farmers’ willingness to support conservation interests. The games and surveys were administered across four countries (Goosebumps in Scotland, the elephant game in Gabon, and the Sharedspace game in Madagascar and Kenya). The data was collected in April and May 2018 in Gabon (260 households), July and August 2018 in Madagascar (272 households), August and October 2018 in Scotland (84 households), and May 2019 in Kenya (100 households). This data collection consists of primary datasets collected as part of the EH2020 European Research Council grant no. 679651 to Nils Bunnefeld.

Data creators:
Creator Name Affiliation ORCID (as URL)
Rakotonarivo O. Sarobidy University of Stilring https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8032-1431
Bell Andrew New York University https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1164-312X
Cusack Jeremy University of Stilring https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3004-1586
Duthie A. Bradley University of Stilring https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8343-4995
Jones Isabel University of Stilring https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8361-1370
Kipchumba Adams University of Stilring
Minderman Jeroen University of Stilring https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8451-5540
Pozo Rocio University of Stilring https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7546-8076
Bunnefeld Nils University of Stilring https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1349-4463
Name Affiliation ORCID (as URL)
Abernethy Katharine University of Stilring https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0393-9342
Babicka Margeorie Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux Gabon
Mbazonga Michel Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux Gabon
Rakotoarisoa Josue Madagasikara Voakajy
Razafimanahaka Julie Madagasikara Voakajy https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5367-228X
Norman Rachel University of Stilring https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7398-6064
Hogan Jessica University of St Andrews
Sponsors: European union
Grant reference: European Union's H2020/ERC grant agreement no. 679651
Topic classification: Natural environment
Social welfare policy and systems
Keywords: monetary economics, conservation, wildlife
Project title: Resolving Conflicts between biodiversity conservation and food security (ConFooBio)
Grant holders: Nils Bunnefeld
Project dates:
1 October 201630 October 2021
Date published: 09 Jan 2020 13:57
Last modified: 13 Jan 2021 13:11

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