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Consider positive and negative human well-being impacts.

While it is impor­tant to high­light and quan­ti­fy the ben­e­fits that con­ser­va­tion actions can pro­vide to human well-being, it is just as crit­i­cal to rec­og­nize the poten­tial neg­a­tive impacts. Neg­a­tive impacts may not always be obvi­ous dur­ing the plan­ning stages, so it is impor­tant to con­tin­u­al­ly engage with stake­hold­ers and mon­i­tor whether and how con­ser­va­tion activ­i­ties may neg­a­tive­ly impact peo­ple. Some of the most com­mon­ly over­looked neg­a­tive impacts include less tan­gi­ble out­comes, such as dis­em­pow­er­ment, exclu­sion of par­tic­u­lar groups of peo­ple from the deci­sion-mak­ing process, or unin­ten­tion­al dis­tri­b­u­tion­al effects (pro­vid­ing ben­e­fits to one group but not another).