- an assessment from the local perspective, with emphasis on West Papua
Conservation is an ancient concept in rural life styles. Its practical application in restrictions (tabus etc.), selective and other adaptive patterns to ensure sustainability began to evolve alongside with the patterns of hunting, fishing and food gathering, even before people became agriculturists, at the very beginning of human civilization.
The wisdom and knowledge about the delicate equilibrium between resource use and conservation accumulated over uncounted generations. And it is still deeply rooted in village communities today, even after the loss of traditional integrity, decision making powers and the invasion of modern technologies in the wake of modern socio-economic and political revolutions on the village level. ...weiterlesen "Conservation areas in Indonesia"