Dr Henry Travers

Research Interests

The majority of my research focuses on conservation in Uganda and Cambodia.

I am currently working on a 3 year impact evaluation of a long running payments for ecosystem services programme called Ibis Rice in northern Cambodia. This evaluation will combine a randomised control trial and quasi-experimental methods to investigate the wellbeing and behavioural impacts of Ibis Rice. You can find out more about this project here.

In Uganda, I am currently working on a Darwin funded project Can health investments benefit conservation and sustainable development? This project focuses on evaluating the impact of primary health care interventions linked to conservation on both conservation and health outcomes around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a key site for the conservation of mountain gorillas. 

I am also working on a follow up to our recently ended project Building Capacity for Pro-Poor Responses to Wildlife Crime in Uganda Project, which was funded by the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund and completed in collaboration with the International Institute for Environment and Development, the Wildlife Conservation Society Uganda Programme and the Ugandan Wildlife Authority. This new project will help to implement the community based action plan for combatting wildlife crime at Murchison Falls National Park, which was developed as part of our previous project, and assess its impact on the drivers and prevalence of wildlife crime.

Selected Publications

Redpath, S. M., Keane, A., Andrén, H., Baynham-Herd, Z., Bunnefeld, N., Duthie, A. B., Pollard, C. R., Rakotonarivo, S., Salk, C. F., & Travers, H. (2018). Games as Tools to Address Conservation Conflicts.Trends in ecology & evolution, 33(6), 415-426.

Miquelle, D. G., Poole, C. M., Mahood, S. P., Travers, H., Linkie, M., Goodrich, J., Walston, J., Rotha, K., & Rabinowtiz, A. (2018). Comments on “a framework for assessing readiness for tiger reintroductions”. Biodiversity and Conservation, 27(12), 3287-3293.

Salk, C., & Travers, H. (2018). Not all group incentives are created equally. Conservation Letters, 11(1), e12432.

Guerrero, A., Bennett, N., Wilson, K., Carter, N., Gill, D., Mills, M., Ives, C. D., Selinske, M. J., Larrosa, C., Bekessy, S., Januchowski-Hartley, F., Travers, H., Wyborn, C. A., & Nuno, A. (2018). Achieving the promise of integration in social-ecological research: a review and prospectus. Ecology and Society, 23(3).

Wilfred, P., Milner-Gulland, E. J., & Travers, H. (2017). Attitudes to illegal behaviour and conservation in western Tanzania. Oryx, 1-10.

Travers, H., Clements, T., & Milner-Gulland, E. J. (2016). Predicting responses to conservation interventions through scenarios: A Cambodian case study. Biological Conservation, 204, 403-410.

Cooney, R., Roe, D., Dublin, H., Phelps, J., Wilkie, D., Keane, A., Travers, H., Skinner, D., Challender, D., Allan, J. & Biggs, D. (2016) From Poachers to Protectors: Engaging Local Communities in Solutions to Illegal Wildlife Trade. Conservation Letters.

Travers, H., Winney, K., Clements, T., Evans, T.D. & Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2015) A tale of two villages: an investigation of conservation-driven land tenure reform in a Cambodian Protection Forest. Land Use Policy, 43, 186-196.

Travers, H., Clements, T., Keane, A., Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2011) Incentives for cooperation: The effects of institutional controls on common pool resource extraction in Cambodia. Ecological Economics, 71, 151-161.


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