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Conservation and Displacement: An Overview

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Agrawal, Arun; Redford, Kent
Journal: Conservation and Society
Volume: 7
Page(s): 1-10
Date: 2009
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5333
Sector: General & Multiple Resources
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Subject(s): conservation
sustainability
climate change
consumption
poverty alleviation
Abstract: "This paper examines displacement in a historical light and compares conservation-related displacements to human displacements caused by development projects. It examines some of the justifications advanced in favor of displacing humans for conservation, and the extent to which these justifications survive in the face of vociferous human rights criticisms. It ends with a review of the different potential responses that conservation organizations can adopt in the face of what is one of the most critical problems confronting conservation worldwide, especially conservation that relies on territorial set-asides, and at a critical time in global conservation."

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