Conservation and Mobile Indigenous Peoples: Displacement, Forced Settlement, and Sustainable Development

Conservation and Mobile Indigenous Peoples: Displacement, Forced Settlement, and Sustainable Development

Conservation and Mobile Indigenous Peoples: Displacement, Forced Settlement, and Sustainable Development

Conservation and Mobile Indigenous Peoples: Displacement, Forced Settlement, and Sustainable Development

Synopsis

Wildlife conservation and other environmental protection projects can have tremendous impact on the lives and livelihoods of the often mobile, difficult-to-reach, and marginal peoples who inhabit the same territory. The contributors to this collection of case studies, social scientists as well as natural scientists, are concerned with this human element in biodiversity. They examine the interface between conservation and indigenous communities forced to move or to settle elsewhere in order to accommodate environmental policies and biodiversity concerns. The case studies investigate successful and not so successful community-managed, as well as local participatory, conservation projects in Africa, the Middle East, South and South Eastern Asia, Australia and Latin America. There are lessons to be learned from recent efforts in community managed conservation and this volume significantly contributes to that discussion.

Dawn Chatty is General Editor of Studies in Forced Migration and teaches at the Center for Refugee Studies of the University of Oxford.

Marcus Colchester works for the Forest Peoples Programme.

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