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The Relationship between Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Evolving Cultures, and Wilderness Protection in the Circumpolar North

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dc.contributor.author Watson, Alan
dc.contributor.author Alessa, Lilian
dc.contributor.author Glaspell, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-12T19:57:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-12T19:57:07Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7614
dc.description.abstract "There are many unique issues associated with natural resource management in the far north as a result of legislative direction, historic settlement and occupation patterns, northern cultural traditions, ecotourism, economic depression, pressures for energy development, and globalization and modernization effects. Wilderness designation in Canada, the USA, and Finland is aimed at preserving and restoring many human and ecological values, as are the long-established, strictly enforced, nature reserves in Russia. In Alaska and Finland, and in some provinces of Canada, there is a variety of values associated with protecting relatively intact relationships between indigenous people and relatively pristine, vast ecosystems. These values are often described as 'traditional means of livelihood,' 'traditional means of access,' 'traditional relationships with nature,' or 'traditional lifestyles.' Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) forms part of these relationships and has been acknowledged as a contributor to understanding the effects of management decisions and human-use impacts on long-term ecological composition, structure, and function. Wilderness protection can help maintain opportunities to continue traditional relationships with nature. As cultures continue to evolve in customs, attitudes, knowledge, and technological uses, values associated with both TEK and relationships with relatively pristine ecosystems will also evolve. Understanding these relationships and how to consider them in wilderness protection and restoration decision making is potentially one of the most contentious, widespread natural resource management issues in the circumpolar north." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject conservation en_US
dc.subject local knowledge en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.subject co-management en_US
dc.subject traditional knowledge en_US
dc.subject indigenous institutions en_US
dc.title The Relationship between Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Evolving Cultures, and Wilderness Protection in the Circumpolar North en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Antarctica en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Information & Knowledge en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Conservation Ecology en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 8 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US

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