It’s a romantic notion to put people in charge of their own resources, but it’s not that simple. This will explain the juggle of sometimes opposing goals and insight into cultural complexities and infrastructure needs – what are the challenges and what are the opportunities? An overview of LMMAS in Fiji (with probably an Ostrom reference!), and why they are working in some places and not others.
Estimated word length: 3000-5000 words
Pitched to: Pacific Standard Magazine or Conservation Magazine. If not accepted, then Mongabay will publish.