Data for: An expert-based approach to assess the potential for local people engagement in nature conservation: the case study of the Niassa National Reserve in Mozambique

Published: 14 November 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/dyt9m5s2cj.1
Aires Mbanze, Carina Vieira da Silva, natasha ribeiro, José Santos


This excel spreadsheet data is from online and self-administration survey with 55 experts, engaged in the design and implementation of conservation measures in Mozambique. More specifically, it is about the Niassa National Reserve (NNR), the largest Protected Area (PA) in the country and third in Africa. The survey included four sections of both compulsory and non-compulsory questions, mostly in closed ended Likert-scale. In the first section, experts were asked about the main practices that threaten conservation in the NNR and actors who are directly or indirectly responsible for each practice, reasons for local people’s involvement with those practices. The second section was about the effectiveness and limitations of the current compensation measures implemented to engage local people in conservation. In the third section, respondents were asked to select new measures to enhance the current conservation status and engage local people more effectively in conservation. The last section was about the socio-economic profile of respondents. The survey was conducted from June to September 2017. In the first sheet are the raw data, while in the second are questions and the respective codes Data are provided for public use and can serve as a benchmark for further collaboration in order to conduct more comprehensive research, comparative analysis as well as panels data can be derived. This data can also have application in other fields such as statistics, mathematics and computation.



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