Environmental Conservation Games and Sustainable Development
Environmental conservation games: Activities designed with the purpose of raising awareness and enabling behavioral change toward the conservation of environmental resources.
Since conservation can be defined as “maintaining and restoring the health of ecological collectives – namely, species and native populations and ecosystems” (Vucetich et al. 2018:23) and sustainable development may entail “…the harmonization of economic, social and environmental aspects of development, benefitting current generations without compromising the capabilities and opportunities of future ones” (Dell’Angelo et al. 2017:120), one can realize the significant role of conservation in attaining sustainable development.
Digital games provide excellent platforms and tools to advocate both conservation and sustainable development initiatives. This includes aspects such as conflict management, conservation funding, and decision-making in complex situations (Sandbrook et al. 2015). In...
- Johnson D, Horton E, Mulcahy R, Foth M (2017) Gamification and serious games within the domain of domestic energy consumption: A systematic review. Renew Sust Energ Rev 73:249–264Google Scholar
- Jong MSY, Dong A, Luk E (2017) Design-based research on teacher facilitation practices for serious gaming in formal schooling. Res Pract Technol Enhanc Learn 19:1–16Google Scholar
- Schiele K (2018) Utilizing gamification to promote sustainable practices. In: Dhiman S, Marques J (eds) Handbook of engaged sustainability. Springer, ChamGoogle Scholar