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June 3, 2009

Conflict between conservation and indigenous people in wild landscapes

Filed under: General — Direct Sponsor @ 10:51 am

Wildland conservation has a recorded history and a literary tradition. Aborigines evicted from their homelands in the interest of conservation have only memory and the bitter oral narrative I heard again and again while visiting their makeshift villages and refugee camps; their pre-eviction experience is rarely recorded outside the literature of anthropology. So the concept of “fortress conservation” and the preference for “virgin” wilderness has lingered in a movement that has tended to value all nature but human nature and refused to recognise the positive wildness in human beings.

via The Guardian.

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