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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]

dc.contributor.authorFeary, Suzanne A.
dc.contributor.authorEastburn, David
dc.contributor.authorSam, Nalish
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Jean
dc.contributor.editorJohn A. Parrotta
dc.contributor.editorRonald L. Trosper
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:08:32Z
dc.identifier.isbn9789400721432
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/63162
dc.description.abstractThe 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 valued. New Zealand Maori and Aboriginal Australians lost their land and much associated knowledge, whereas customary forms of land tenure are largely intact across the oceanic Pacific, where traditional knowledge continues to underpin integrated systems of subsistence agriculture and forest use. Traditional forest-related knowledge is threatened by modernity across the Western Pacific, and its diminution has been linked with deforestation in the Pacific Islands, with calls by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and local people to replace large-scale commercial logging with more sustainable systems that give more credence to traditional knowledge. In Australia and New Zealand, indigenous people are partnering with government agencies to ensure their cultural values are adequately recognised and protected in publicly owned forests
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofTraditional Forest-Related Knowledge: Sustaining Communities, Ecosystems and Biocultural Diversity
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleWestern Pacific
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor070504 - Forestry Management and Environment
local.identifier.absfor160507 - Environment Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4279067xPUB776
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationFeary, Suzanne A., Conservation Management
local.contributor.affiliationEastburn, David, Landmark Communications
local.contributor.affiliationSam, Nalish, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationKennedy, Jean, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage395
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage447
local.identifier.doi10.1007/978-94-007-2144-9_11
local.identifier.absseo960704 - Land Stewardship
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:35:03Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationNew York
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