Daniel J. Read

Daniel J. Read is an environmental anthropologist who uses interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to study conservation in working landscapes. Through his research, he aims to systematically describe how people view, act towards, and are affected by conservation policy in order to suggest new directions for conservation grounded in people’s lived experience. He has done research with Adivasi people in central India on how their encounters with wildlife related to their perceptions of the legitimacy of conservation, and with farmers and conservation professionals in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, USA to build more effective engagement tools. At Current Conservation, he looks forward to working with writers who want to bring the grounded realities of conservation to life for a wide audience.