Communities and Conservation
Histories and Politics of Community-Based Natural Resource Management
Contributions by Janis Alcorn, Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend, J Peter Brosius, Marcus Colchester, Walter Coward, Louise Fortmann, Augusto B. Gatmaytan, Emmy Hafild, Tania Li, Owen Lynch, Marshall Murphree, Rod Neumann, Peter Poole, Dianne Rocheleau, Richard Schroeder, Richard Chase Smith, Christopher Tarnowski, Roem Topatimasang, Anna Tsing, Ken Wilson Edited by Peter J. Brosius, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Charles Zerner
Publication date:21 July 2005
Length of book:512 pages
The distinguished environmentalists in this collection offer an in-depth analysis and call to advocacy for community-based natural resource management (CBNRM). Their overview of this transnational movement reveals important links between environmental management and social justice agendas for sustainable use of resources by local communities. In this volume, leaders who have been instrumental in creating and shaping CBNRM describe their model programs; the countermapping movement and collective claims to land and resources; legal strategies for gaining rights to resources and territories; biodiversity conservation and land stabilization priorities; and environmental justice and minority rights. This book will be of value to instructors, practitioners and activists in anthropology, cultural geography, environmental justice, environmental policy, political ecology, indigenous rights, conservation biology, and CBNRM.
This collection of original essays powerfully demonstrates the vital role communities can play in conserving nature and resources; it also clearly articulates the dangers community actors face in wresting a place at the negotiating table. Based on research in more than twelve countries, the volume provides a feast of real world insights into the transnational movement called community-based conservation. It is the starting point for anyone interested in the shifting landscape of debates on conservation.