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Explicitly consider how to minimize, mitigate, or avoid negative impacts to people during strategy development.

The Nature Con­ser­van­cy requires pre­vent­ing and mit­i­gat­ing neg­a­tive impacts to vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple from pro­gram activ­i­ties. Not doing so can lead to mis­trust, ill will, mis­un­der­stand­ing or even legal action from stake­hold­ers, and decreas­es the like­li­hood that a con­ser­va­tion strat­e­gy will be suc­cess­ful and sus­tain­able. It also increas­es insti­tu­tion­al, rep­u­ta­tion­al, and finan­cial risks to the orga­ni­za­tion. The social safe­guard ques­tions sum­ma­rized above and pro­vid­ed in Appen­dix C can help prac­ti­tion­ers think through whether they are being inclu­sive, min­i­miz­ing risk, and tak­ing the right pre­cau­tions through­out the con­ser­va­tion process.