- People value ecosystems for the different contributions that they make to human well-being, both material and non-material.
- Non-material contributions, such as those related to identity, sense of place and psychological well-being, have affective, cognitive and sensory dimensions.
- Although overlooked in ecosystem management and research, the affective and sensory aspects are important for connectedness with nature, human well-being, conservation and environmental justice.
- This brief summarizes the main findings of qualitative research in Apurimac (Peru) that explores the affective, cognitive and sensory dimensions of people’s ecosystem experiences and imaginaries.
- Understanding the diversity of people’s experiences and imaginaries is important for more equitable and sustainable ecosystem management.
Authors: Pramova, E.; Locatelli, B.; Valdivia-Díaz, M.
Subjects: ecosystem management, qualitative analysis, human behaviour, human activity, conservation, environmental assesment
Publication type: Brief, Publication