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Working Papers

The goal of the SSWG Working Paper Series is to provide a forum for conservation social science research, especially successful application of social science tools and approaches to conservation policy and practice. It is the intent of the series to promote current research in the final stages of completion. Through its simplified review process, the series offers rapid dissemination of critical conservation social science work to the SCB community, social science peers, students, and other conservation professionals. This is an opportunity for authors to open their work for initial public viewing and commentary before moving on to relevant journal submission. The SSWG Working Paper series hopes to become the place where conservation social scientists turn for the most current and critical insights into the field.

The SSWG Working Paper Series editors are particularly interested in papers examining the ways in which research, methods, analysis and tools from conservation social science answer the following questions in some manner:

  1. Where should the conservation community focus its efforts?
  2. How should the conservation community design and implement its conservation interventions?
  3. What are the impacts of our conservation interventions?

Submissions dealing with other aspects of conservation social science are surely welcome.

If you would like to contribute to the working paper series, please review the submission procedures and email the editor (

Working Papers