Omar Saif

Omar Saif
The University of Edinburgh | UoE · School of GeoSciences

Master of Science

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Introduction
I am interested in research with and on conservation organisations. My current work seeks to understand conservation organisations and their practice from an insiders perspective, as to better integrate social science recommendations based on the everyday realities of practitioners.
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - present
The University of Edinburgh
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Exploring the role of trust in conservation
Education
September 2015 - September 2016
Imperial College London
Field of study
  • Conservation Science
September 2009 - June 2012
Sheffield Hallam University
Field of study
  • Fine Art

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Publications (6)
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When deciding how to conserve biodiversity, practitioners navigate diverse missions, sometimes conflicting approaches, and uncertain trade‐offs. These choices are based not only on evidence, funders’ priorities, stakeholders’ interests, and policies but also on practitioners’ personal experiences, backgrounds, and values. Recent scholarly literatur...
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Bio-cultural diversity relates to the interdependence of biological and cultural diversity, signifying how human practices safeguard and produce conditions for biodiversity to thrive. Bio-cultural diversity is often imperiled by the same forces that we attribute to ecosystem decline. 'Territories of life,' or areas and territories conserved by Indi...
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In conservation, trust and justice are increasingly recognized as both intrinsically valuable and critical for successful socio‐ecological outcomes. However, the interdependence between these concepts has not been explored. In reviewing the conservation trust scholarship, we find efforts to build trust between conservation and local actors, yet thi...
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Biodiversity conservation is increasingly concerned with landscapes in which human and non-human needs are integrated. On traditional and indigenous lands, biodiversity coexists with human-use and both are often interdependent. We focus on this issue in the context of biodiversity in the ancient sites of human civilization, where farming and domest...
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Environmental and social problems triggered by rapid palm oil expansion in the tropics have spurred the proliferation of sustainability certification systems such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). While the RSPO aims to improve the impact of oil palm production on people and environments, its effect on local development, environment...
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Habitat degradation and fragmentation have heightened the importance of understanding human tolerance towards wildlife, as the fate of wildlife in multi-use landscapes depends on people's capacity for coexistence. We applied the wildlife tolerance model to examine drivers of tolerance towards Asian elephants Elephas maximus in rural Bangladesh, int...

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