The Anthropology of Conservation NGOs

Rethinking the Boundaries

  • Peter Bille Larsen
  • Dan Brockington

About this book


This book explores how NGOs have been influential in shaping global biodiversity, conservation policy, and practice. It encapsulates a growing body of literature that has questioned the mandates, roles, and effectiveness of these organizations–and the critique of these critics. This volume seeks to nurture an open conversation about contemporary NGO practices through analysis and engagement.


Global biodiversity crisis Practitioner engagement Conservation Biodiversity Policy Anthropological engagement Global South Activism Development NGO

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Bille Larsen
    • 1
  • Dan Brockington
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of LucerneLuzernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute for International DevelopmentUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60578-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60579-1
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