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Community, Connection and Conservation: Intangible Cultural Values in Natural Heritage-the case of Shirakami-sanchi World Heritage Area

Kato, Kumi


Intangible cultural heritage, according to a UNESCO definition, is 'the practices, representations, expressions as well as the knowledge and skills that communities, groups and in some cases individuals recognise as part of their cultural heritage'. Using a case study of Shirakami-sanchi World Heritage Area, this paper illustrates how the local community's conservation commitment was formed through their long-term everyday interactions with nature. Such connectivity is vital to maintaining the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Heritage Studies
DOI: 10.1080/13527250600821670


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