Should Integrated Conservation and Development Projects Focus on Traditional or Alternative Livelihood Strategies? Insights from Senegal and MauritaniaTraditional

Aby Sene-Harper

North Carolina State University

Dr. Aby Sene-Harper is a trained researcher in the area of integrated natural resource management and rural livelihoods. During her doctoral studies, she was awarded an NSF-Integrative Graduate Education & Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellowship in the Applied Biodiversity Science (ABS) program. As part of her ABS traineeship, she received extensive training in interdisciplinary research in integrated natural resource management in Africa and Latin America. Her research expertise and experience encompass understanding the relationship between local communities and protected areas, sustainable tourism and rural development in Africa and the US. She also has extensive experience teaching undergraduate level courses on topics related to nature conservation and community development. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at North Carolina State University, working on a community partnerships project funded by the National Park Service.


Traditional livelihoods (endogenously-driven) are often viewed as incompatible with conservation goals because of their dependence on natural resources. Therefore, integrated conservation and development projects... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Aby Sene-Harper (North Carolina State University)
  2. David Matarrita-cascante (Texas A&M University)
  3. Lincoln Larson (North Carolina State University)

Topic Areas

Topics: Wildlife, Tourism, and Recreation , Topics: Hunting and Fishing , Topics: Community-Based Conservation


T-2E » Traditional Resource Use and Community-Based Conservation (10:00 - Tuesday, 19th September, Diamond East)

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