Robert Fletcher

Robert Fletcher is associate professor in the Sociology of Development and Change group at Wageningen University.

manifesto for the territories of life

Radical Conservation: Misdirections, New Directions

Imagining conservation outside the capitalist box is a liberating exercise, countering eco-anxieties and catastrophic nightmares, while releasing positive collective energy. A movement united around a convivial conservation vision would be a powerful change agent in the Great Transition.

May 26, 2022


A New Future for Conservation

We argue for an alternative approach to conservation policy moving forward, one that seeks to move beyond both protected areas and economic valuation. Our proposal is less concerned with the targets specified by the current post-2020 framework, and more focused on the means and processes by which these are achieved.

August 12, 2020