Biodiversity and Human Livelihoods in Protected Areas: Case Studies from the Malay Archipelago

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Protected areas have emerged as major arenas of dispute concerning both indigenous people and environmental protection. In the Malay Archipelago, which contains 2 of the 34 biodiversity hotspots identified globally, rampant commercial exploitation is jeopardizing species and livelihoods. While protected areas remain the only hope for the imperilled biota of the Malay Archipelago, this protection requires consideration of the sustenance needs and economic aspirations of the local people. Putting forward the views of all the stakeholders of protected areas - conservation practitioners and planners, local community members, NGO activists, government administrators, biologists, lawyers, policy and management analysts and anthropologists - this book fills a unique niche in the area of biodiversity conservation, and is a highly valuable and original reference book for graduate students, scientists and managers, as well as government officials and transnational NGOs.
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Review of the hardback: 'Sodhi and his colleagues explore the most difficult problems of contemporary conservation in protected areas, moreover, they do so from a truly interdisciplinary perspective … rich, comprehensive, and well-organised.' International Journal of the Commons
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521870214
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2007
  • Pages: 494
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Navjot S. Sodhi is currently an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan, and has been studying the effects of rain forest loss and degradation on Southeast Asian fauna for the past eleven years. He is a former Bullard Fellow at Harvard, and has conducted research for many organizations, including the National Geographic Society.

Greg Acciaioli graduated with a Ph.D in Anthropology from the Australian National University, and currently lectures in Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Western Australia. He has been a research Fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, City University of Hong Kong, the Asia Research Centre and Murdoch University.

Maribeth Erb is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. She received her Ph.D from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and has been involved in anthropological and sociological research in eastern Indonesia for over twenty years.

Alan Khee-Jin Tan is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He has been a Justice's Law Clerk at the Chief Justice's Chambers, Supreme Court of Singapore, and is an Executive Committee member of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors     X
Acknowledgements     XV
General introduction   Navjot S. Sodhi   Greg Acciaioli   Maribeth Erb   Alan Khee-Jin Tan     1
Conservation needs and priorities     7
Introduction to Part I   Navjot S. Sodhi     9
Delineating Key Biodiversity Areas as targets for protecting areas   Thomas M. Brooks   Naamal De Silva   Melizar V. Duya   Matt Foster   David Knox   Penny Langhammer   William Marthy R.   Blas Tabaranza, Jr.     20
A Master Plan for Wildlife in Sarawak: preparation, implementation and implications for conservation   Melvin T. Gumal   Elizabeth L. Bennett   John G. Robinson   Oswald Braken Tisen     36
Indonesia's protected areas need more protection: suggestions from island examples   David Bickford   Jatna Supriatna   Noviar Andayani   Djoko Iskandar   Ben J. Evans   Rafe M. Brown   Ted Townsend   Umilaela   Deidy Azhari   Jimmy A. McGuire     53
Birds, local people and protected areas in Sulawesi, Indonesia   Tien Ming Lee   Navjot S. Sodhi   Dewi M. Prawiradilaga     78
Importance of protected areas for butterfly conservation in a tropical urban landscape   Lian Pin Koh     95
Biodiversity conservation and indigenous peoples in Indonesia: the Krui people in southern Sumatra as a case study   Ahmad Kusworo   Robert J. Lee     111
Involving resource users in the regulation of access to resources for the protection of ecosystem services provided by protected areas in Indonesia   Abdul Halim   Tri Soekirman   Widodo Ramono     122
Conclusion to Part I   Navjot S. Sodhi     139
Conservation with and against people(s)     141
Introduction to Part II   Maribeth Erb   Greg Acciaioli     143
Collaboration, conservation, and community: a conversation between Suraya Afiff and Celia Lowe   Suraya Afiff   Celia Lowe     153
Hands off, hands on: communities and the management of national parks in Indonesia   Moira Moeliono     165
Conservation and conflict in Komodo National Park   Ruddy Gustave   Henning Borchers     187
Another way to live: developing a programme for local people around Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan   Semiarto Aji Purwanto     203
For the people or for the trees? A case study of violence and conservation in Ruteng Nature Recreation Park   Maribeth Erb   Yosep Jelahut     222
Seas of discontent: conflicting knowledge paradigms within Indonesia's marine environmental arena   Chris Majors     241
Strategy and subjectivity in co-management of the Lore Lindu National Park (Central Sulawesi, Indonesia)   Greg Acciaioli     266
Indigenous peoples and parks in Malaysia: issues and questions   Hood Salleh   Keith A. Bettinger     289
Protecting Chek Jawa: the politics of conservation and memory at the edge of a nation   Daniel P.S. Goh     311
Integrating conservation and community participation in protected-area development in Brunei Darussalam   Azman Ahmad     330
Conclusion to Part II   Greg Acciaioli   Maribeth Erb     343
Legal and governance frameworks for conservation     347
Introduction to Part III   Alan Khee-Jin Tan     349
Protected-area management in Indonesia and Malaysia: the challenge of divided competences between centre and periphery   Alan Khee-Jin Tan     353
Protecting sovereignty versus protecting parks: Malaysia's federal system and incentives against the creation of a truly national park system   Keith A. Bettinger     384
What protects the protected areas? Decentralization in Indonesia, the challenges facing its terrestrial and marine national parks and the rise of regional protected areas   Jason M. Patlis     405
Learning from King Canute: policy approaches to biodiversity conservation, lessons from the Leuser Ecosystem   John F. McCarthy   Zahari Zen     429
Conclusion to Part III   Alan Khee-Jin Tan     457
General conclusion   Navjot S. Sodhi   Greg Acciaioli   Maribeth Erb   Alan Khee-Jin Tan     459
Index     465
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