FPP is inviting proposals for papers for a special theme in the international journal Oryx on conservation and human rights. The aim of the special theme, which is being coordinated jointly by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science (ICCS) at the University of Oxford and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), is to advance and nuance current discussions about the relationship between conservation and human and indigenous peoples’ rights, both in terms of how to improve rights recognition in conservation and also in terms of how rights recognition can enable effective conservation.
We are interested both in the relationship between communities and state protected areas, and also in how conservation can be enabled elsewhere through support for indigenous peoples and other rights-holders, their customary lands and their environmental governance and management systems.
We are seeking to include a mix of empirical case studies (7,000 word limit) and shorter commentaries and perspectives. We are particularly keen to include papers that are co-authored between conservationists and Indigenous peoples and / or papers related to rights issues in the CBD’s post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and other global conservation policy frameworks.