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Western Pacific

Feary, Suzanne A.; Eastburn, David; Sam, Nalish; Kennedy, Jean

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The forests of the Western Pacific range from tropical in Oceania to cool temperate in the Australian state of Tasmania, and all have been manipulated by humans for thousands of years. Indigenous communities across the Western Pacific used forest resources for food, medicine, and raw materials, based on an intimate knowledge of local ecologies, understood though a cosmological lens. Differing colonial histories have influenced the degree to which traditional knowledge has been retained and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63162
Book Title: Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge: Sustaining Communities, Ecosystems and Biocultural Diversity
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-2144-9_11

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