New paper: Compatible with conviviality? Exploring African ecotourism and sport hunting for transformative conservation

Dear all, happy to announce a paper that was published already late 2022, about the potential role and limitations of ecotourism and sport hunting in conservation. It's in the open access journal Conservation and Society, a link can be found under 'Publications' on this site. Thanks to Amos Ochieng and Niak Koh for their great…Read more New paper: Compatible with conviviality? Exploring African ecotourism and sport hunting for transformative conservation

Opinion piece in the Dutch Newspaper Trouw

Check out this opinion piece (in Dutch) by Guus Dix and Philipp Pattberg (and representing several other supportive academics, including myself, see at the bottom) in today's edition of Dutch newspaper Trouw. It critiques universities' continuing ties with the fossil fuel industry. Very timely, especially after yesterday's occupation of the Binnengasthuis of the University of…Read more Opinion piece in the Dutch Newspaper Trouw

Happy New Year! Check out this paper in Antipode on Belonging in South Africa.

As usual, the link to the open access paper can be found at this website under 'Publications'. Thanks to Lerato Thakholi for her meticulous archival work and further data collection! Here is the abstract of 'Black belonging, White belonging: Primitive accumulation in South Africa's private nature reserves': Evictions have been shown to be a mechanism…Read more Happy New Year! Check out this paper in Antipode on Belonging in South Africa.

New paper: The new green apartheid? Race, capital and logics of enclosure in South Africa’s wildlife economy

It seems evermore important to get a better understanding of why tourism and conservation spaces in South Africa are still larded with racial segregation that perpetuates for so long, almost 30 years after apartheid was formally abolished. Together with co-authors Bram Buscher and Lerato Thakholi I worked on research that addressed this question, leading to…Read more New paper: The new green apartheid? Race, capital and logics of enclosure in South Africa’s wildlife economy

New book chapter: The convivial conservation imperative: Exploring “biodiversity impact chains” to support structural transformation.

A great new book chapter led by Bram Buscher and seven other colleagues, including myself, about Convivial Conservation, exploring ways out of the biodiveristy crisis. It is published in Transforming Biodiversity Governance (eds. Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers and Marcel Kok). You can find the chapter again under publications on this website, the whole book is open access.…Read more New book chapter: The convivial conservation imperative: Exploring “biodiversity impact chains” to support structural transformation.