Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Environmental Conservation Games and Sustainable Development

  • Daniel S. BoshoffEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_237


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...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Geo and Spatial ScienceNorth-West UniversityVanderbijlparkSouth Africa

Section editors and affiliations

  • Izael da Silva
    • 1
  1. 1.Strathmore UniversityNairobiKenya