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Wednesday, April 27

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    The important question is: What is the impact of visiting an environmental centre compared with responding to a simple list of campaign issues, such as the following lists compiled by Green Living, most of which cannot be addressed by changes in day-to-day domestic behaviour?.
    http://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Top_30_Environmental_Concerns
    The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) Slimbridge
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Friday, April 22

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    The educational standpoint is that conservation and/or recovery of landscapes with their ecosystems and species depends upon the preparation and implementation of action plans. For such plans to be effective, they need to clearly define the processes which are threatening the site's biodiversity and have adequate research techniques to address the identified problems. The need to manage threatening processes is particularly acute in an urban/nature interface. Educational resources should deal with the biggest threats of Habitat Loss, Invasive Species, Pollution, Human Population, and Overharvesting (HIPPO).
    OurThe UK model
    The Australian model is the Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar wetland system. This is situated 105 km south of Perth in Western Australia. It is adjacent to a coastal urban population getting on for 2 million, which is expected to double by 2050. A management plan has been published for this site.
    A comparison is made of these two sites with a similarly threatened urban/nature interface in the far East. This is the recently classified Ramsar site of Nalsarovar lake in north western India. Nalsarovar is about 60 km east of the city of Ahmedabad which has a population of more than 5.8 million. Currently, it is said that the Nalsarovar attracts about 80,000 visitors a year. The Ramsar declaration was only made in 2012 but a pdf flip book is available which describes the ornithological riches of the lake.
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    The Australian model is the Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar wetland system. This is situated 105 km south of Perth in Western Australia. It is adjacent to a coastal urban population getting on for 2 million, which is expected to double by 2050. A management plan has been published for this site.
    A comparison is made of these two sites with a similarly threatened urban/nature interface in the far East. This is the recently classified Ramsar site of Nalsarovar lake in north western India. Nalsarovar is about 60 km east of the city of Ahmedabad which has a population of more than 5.8 million. Currently, it is said that the Nalsarovar attracts about 80,000 visitors a year. The Ramsar declaration was only made in 2012 but a pdf flip book is available which describes the ornithological riches of the lake.
    http://www.worldlakes.org/uploads/management_of_lakes_in_india_10mar04.pdf
    All three sites have great natural beauty expressed as a set of visually pleasing landscape resources which need to be protected with conservation strategies expressed as action plans. They also have indigenous communities that derive a living from the ecosystem services.
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Thursday, April 21

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    Over the years, social psychologists have devoted much time and effort into research which asks a simple question: what is the best way to predict a person's behaviour. Underlying this question is the debate, is the main determinant of behaviour the person (dispositional effect) or the situation a person finds them self to be in (situational effect). The strength of the situational effect was suggested long ago by Mischel (1968). He stated there is a very weak correlation between any personality measure and behaviour. Mischel concluded that situations drive behaviour and not personality.
    Despite being formulated 25 years ago Government campaigns aimed at behaviour change often only address certain variables: knowledge of issues and knowledge of action. These are grouped to support the intention to act. It is evident that there are more contributors to behaviour than those stated and these are grouped together in ‘situational factors’, such as social pressures and opportunities to choose different actions. In other words situational factors are the contexts of individual’s lives. It is suggested that spending time at CAT may provide a new context for individual’s behaviour, which even for a short period could have an effect. It has been suggested that the successful habit-change interventions involve disrupting the contextual factors that automatically cue habit performance. They state that such a disruption could be moving, changing jobs, or having a baby. Research conducted by Newton, Franklin, Middleton and Marsden (2009) into the creation of sustainable communities found that situated learning or experiential learning ‘was an enlightened way of reviewing skills... notably this is because of the dual priority that the situated learning places on the individual learner, and the social context in which the learning takes place. An environmental centre has the potential to disrupt one’s ‘life context’ and provides new social circles in which to relate, if only for a short time, and thus a different social norm. It provides affective and cognitive experiences, allowing for the opportunity for those skills to be developed, through situated learning. So far the evidence is that only a few people's behaviour changes and it does not last long.
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    http://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Top_30_Environmental_Concerns
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    Being exposed to wildlife in the context of the practicalities of the need to conserve natural resources does not affect our behaviour as addictive consumers of natural resources
    http://postconflict.unep.ch/liberia/displacement/documents/UNHCR_EFA_Taking_Care_Future.pdf
    Factors which influence' responsible' environmental behaviour
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    Increasingly, humans around the world demonstrate not only heightened understanding of the planet’s environmental crisis. They also support the protection of nature and the conservation of resources as a result of watching televised nature programmes and visiting environmental centres .
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    Over the years, social psychologists have devoted much time and effort into research which asks a simple question: what is the best way to predict a person's behaviour. Underlying this question is the debate, is the main determinant of behaviour the person (dispositional effect) or the situation a person finds them self to be in (situational effect). The strength of the situational effect was suggested long ago by Mischel (1968). He stated there is a very weak correlation between any personality measure and behaviour. Mischel concluded that situations drive behaviour and not personality.
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    of action. These are grouped to support the intention to act. It is
    The important question is: What is the impact of visiting an environmental centre compared with responding to a simple list of campaign issues? Such as the following compiled by Green Living, most of which cannot be addressed by changes in day-to-day domestic behaviour.
    http://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Top_30_Environmental_Concerns
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    Increasingly, humans around the world demonstrate not only heightened understanding of the planet’s environmental crisis. They also support the protection of nature and the conservation of resources as a result of watching televised nature programmes and visiting environmental centres .
    However, most fail to make choices that benefit the environment or at least minimize negative environmental impacts in their domestic surroundings. Researchers are striving to understand this disconnect between environmental attitudes, awareness, and behaviour. Some of their efforts have been devoted to the identification and study of factors that may affect pro-environment behaviour. Many variables encourage or stifle environmentally-responsible behaviour. These factors range from financial and time constraints to values and belief systems . One understudied factor that may affect individuals’ engagement in environmentally-responsible behaviour is attachment to a particular place.
    Over the years, social psychologists have devoted much time and effort into research which asks a simple question: what is the best way to predict a person's behaviour. Underlying this question is the debate, is the main determinant of behaviour the person (dispositional effect) or the situation a person finds them self to be in (situational effect). The strength of the situational effect was suggested long ago by Mischel (1968). He stated there is a very weak correlation between any personality measure and behaviour. Mischel concluded that situations drive behaviour and not personality.
    Despite being formulated 25 years ago Government campaigns aimed at behaviour change often only address certain variables: knowledge of issues and knowledge of action. It is evident that there are more contributors to behaviour than those stated and these are grouped together in ‘situational factors’, such as social pressures and opportunities to choose different actions. In other words situational factors are the contexts of individual’s lives. It is suggested that spending time at CAT may provide a new context for individual’s behaviour, which even for a short period could have an effect. It has been suggested that the successful habit-change interventions involve disrupting the contextual factors that automatically cue habit performance. They state that such a disruption could be moving, changing jobs, or having a baby. Research conducted by Newton, Franklin, Middleton and Marsden (2009) into the creation of sustainable communities found that situated learning or experiential learning ‘was an enlightened way of reviewing skills... notably this is because of the dual priority that the situated learning places on the individual learner, and the social context in which the learning takes place. An environmental centre has the potential to disrupt one’s ‘life context’ and provides new social circles in which to relate, if only for a short time, and thus a different social norm. It provides affective and cognitive experiences, allowing for the opportunity for those skills to be developed, through situated learning. So far the evidence is that only a few people's behaviour changes and it does not last long.
    The important question is: What is the impact of visiting an environmental centre compared with responding to a simple list of campaign issues? Such as the following compiled by Green Living, most of which cannot be addressed by changes in day-to-day domestic behaviour.
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