Conservation refugees: the hundred-year conflict between global conservation and native peoples

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
MIT Press,
Pub. Date:
c2009.
Language:
English
Description

Since 1900, more than 108,000 officially protected conservation areas have been established worldwide, largely at the urging of five international conservation organizations. About half of these areas were occupied or regularly used by indigenous peoples. Millions who had been living sustainably on their land for generations were displaced in the interests of conservation. In Conservation Refugees, Mark Dowie tells this story. This is a "good guy vs. good guy" story, Dowie writes; the indigenous peoples' movement and conservation organizations have a vital common goal--to protect biological diversity--and could work effectively and powerfully together to protect the planet and preserve biological diversity. Yet for more than a hundred years, these two forces have been at odds. The result: thousands of unmanageable protected areas and native peoples reduced to poaching and trespassing on their ancestral lands or "assimilated" but permanently indentured on the lowest rungs of the money economy. Dowie begins with the story of Yosemite National Park, which by the turn of the twentieth century established a template for bitter encounters between native peoples and conservation. He then describes the experiences of other groups, ranging from the Ogiek and Maasai of eastern Africa and the Pygmies of Central Africa to the Karen of Thailand and the Adevasis of India. He also discusses such issues as differing definitions of "nature" and "wilderness," the influence of the "BINGOs" (Big International NGOs, including the Worldwide Fund for Nature, Conservation International, and The Nature Conservancy), the need for Western scientists to respect and honor traditional lifeways, and the need for native peoples to blend their traditional knowledge with the knowledge of modern ecology. When conservationists and native peoples acknowledge the interdependence of biodiversity conservation and cultural survival, Dowie writes, they can together create a new and much more effective paradigm for conservation.

More Details
ISBN:
9780262012614
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 4c67df02-4251-2113-ee5f-ad25a2c0c1dd
full_title conservation refugees the hundred year conflict between global conservation and native peoples
author dowie mark
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-06-24 11:03:36AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1571100271418802177
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Dowie, Mark.
author-letter Dowie, Mark.
author_additional Mark Dowie.
author_display Dowie, Mark
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Central
callnumber-a GF50
callnumber-first G - Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
callnumber-subject GF - Human Ecology and Anthropogeography
callnumber_sort_arlington 333. 72 DOWIE
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
date_added 2011-01-26T05:00:00Z
days_since_added 2341
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction
display_description
format_arlington Book
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington Books
grouping_category book
id 4c67df02-4251-2113-ee5f-ad25a2c0c1dd
isbn 9780262012614
item_details ils:.b13073229|.i13973848|Central Adult Nonfiction|333. 72 DOWIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jun 19, 2017|can||
itype_arlington Hardback
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_code
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 333. 72 DOWIE
local_callnumber_exact_arlington 333. 72 DOWIE
local_callnumber_left_arlington 333. 72 DOWIE
local_days_since_added_arlington 2341
num_holdings 1
oclc (OCoLC)237018873
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
physical xxix, 341 p. ; 24 cm.
popularity 2
primary_isbn 9780262012614
publishDate 2009
publishDateSort 2009
publisher MIT Press,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details ils:.b13073229|Book|Books||English|MIT Press,|c2009.|xxix, 341 p. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13073229|.i13973848|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999||
subject_facet Conservation of natural resources -- International cooperation, Indigenous peoples -- Ecology
table_of_contents Miwok -- "Nature" -- Maasai -- BINGO -- Forest people -- Exclusion -- Karen -- Natural capital and TEK -- Adivasi -- Disturbances -- Basarwa -- Fighting back -- Ogiek -- The science of princes -- Kayapo -- Fiasco -- Mursi -- First stewards -- Gabon : an irresistible opportunity.
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Conservation refugees : the hundred-year conflict between global conservation and native peoples
title_display Conservation refugees : the hundred-year conflict between global conservation and native peoples
title_full Conservation refugees : the hundred-year conflict between global conservation and native peoples / Mark Dowie
title_short Conservation refugees :
title_sort conservation refugees the hundred-year conflict between global conservation and native peoples
title_sub the hundred-year conflict between global conservation and native peoples