Dan Brockington is a social scientist who studies the work of conservation organizations, the social impacts of protected areas, interactions of capitalism and conservation, the role of the celebrity in environmental affairs, and the interaction of conservation and poverty. Dan’s research has centered around decentralized natural resource management, local government and environmental change in dryland ecosystems, predominately in East Africa. Dan has been one of the most influential critics of environmental conservation and its effects on human communities and their livelihoods to date. As such, Dan has helped shape the practice of conservation through analyses of the enviromental movement’s successes and failures working in communities.
Dan studied Geography at the University of Oxford and Anthropology at University College London, where he took his PhD. He also held a British Academy funded post-doctoral fellowship research fellowship at Cambridge and had lectureships at the University of Oxford before joining the University of Manchester’s Institute for Development, Policy, and Management as a Senior Lecturer. Dr. Brockington has worked in Tanzania, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, South Africa, India, and Australia. Dan helps CREE analyze how culturally appropriate its community work is and also the effects of our initiatives on communities’ livelihoods.
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