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Chatty and Colchester - Chapter 20

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Buy and Download Description Generally, when people write their donation cheques to conservation organizations they think about helping endangered species or saving the tropical forests depicted in nature documentaries. The effect of conservation upon the people who live in these forests and depend on them for their survival is rarely mentioned in fundraising circles. The glossy brochures sent out by conservation NGOs do not contain images of people being moved to resettlement sites against their will; yet, this is often the result. Although these conservation groups may have no specific agenda for using force to protect biodiversity,2 their support of governments that either lack the capacity to properly manage resources or that intend to control 'national' resources at any price, contributes to the disenfranchisement of indigenous people with resource claims (Contreras 1992; Peluso 1993). Some conservationists have even begun to openly advocate the removal of people from parks (MacKinnon 1994; Kramer and van Schaik 1997), stepping away from past attempts to incorporate indigenous people (see Brown and Wyckoff-Baird 1992; Kemf 1993). Generally, when people write their donation cheques to conservation organizations they think about helping endangered species or saving the tropical forests depicted in nature documentaries. The effect of conservation upon the people who live in t
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