Scientific Evaluation in Women's Participatory Management: Monitoring Marine Invertebrate Refugia in the Solomon Islands
Aswani, Shankar, Weiant, Pam, Human Organization
This paper summarizes the results of a women's community-based marine protected area that has been successful in sustaining invertebrate biological resources and in promoting strong community support. We outline the project and the associated biological results, describe the processes involved in attaining a committed level of community participation, and review the lessons learned during the project's implementation. We attribute the project's preliminary success-improved shellfish biomass, enhanced local environmental awareness, and the reinvigoration of cultural management practices-to the following factors: 1) the high level of participatory involvement and community leadership; 2) …
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Publication information: Article title: Scientific Evaluation in Women's Participatory Management: Monitoring Marine Invertebrate Refugia in the Solomon Islands. Contributors: Aswani, Shankar - Author, Weiant, Pam - Author. Journal title: Human Organization. Volume: 63. Issue: 3 Publication date: Fall 2004. Page number: 301+. © Society of Applied Anthropology Winter 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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