07 February 2012

Displacement from Protected Areas

In an earlier post, I listed a newly published thesis entitled "A Critique of the Global Literature on the Conservation Refugee Problem" (Victoria University of Wellington, 2011). Here are a few other (relatively recent!) resources that provide a more general overview of this category of displaced persons:

Conservation & Society (two issues that focus on displacement),
- vol. 4, no. 2 (July-Sept. 2006) [open access]; see esp. "Eviction for Conservation: A Global Overview."
- vol. 7, no. 1 (Jan.-March 2009) [open access]; see esp. "Conservation and Displacement: An Overview."

Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict between Global Conservation and Native Peoples (MIT Press, 2009) [info]
- "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."

Mobile Peoples and Conservation: Crossing the Disciplinary Divide, Wadi Dana, Jordan, 3rd–7th April, 2002: Conference Report (RSC et al., 2002) [text]
- Note: The Dana Declaration on Mobile Peoples and Conservation was adopted at this meeting; see also related web site.

"Poverty Risks and National Parks: Policy Issues in Conservation and Resettlement," World Development, vol. 34, no. 10 (2006) [text]

"Population Displacement Inside Protected Areas: A Redefinition of Concepts in Conservation Policies," Policy Matters, no. 14 (March 2006) [text]

Protected Areas and Human Displacement: A Conservation Perspective (Wildlife Conservation Society, April 2007) [text]

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