Governance of the conservation of nature

Borrini-Feyerabend, Grazia, and Hill, Rosemary (2015) Governance of the conservation of nature. In: Worboys, G.L., Lockwood, M., and Kothari, A., (eds.) Protected Area Governance and Management. ANU Press, Canberra, ACT, Australia, pp. 170-205.

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In many cultures, humans perceive themselves as capable of developing cogent decisions about what to do with nature and implementing those decisions through skilful and technology-enriched means. Other cultures see decisions about nature as arising from the spiritual and ancestral beings who are part of nature, and affect us much more than we are able to affect them. Some people perceive nature as benign and sacred, to be treated with reverence and moderation. Others see it as a condition of life, which needs to be dominated and controlled. Still others sense it as an inscrutable phenomenon controlling us from within: attempting to bend nature to the will of people is, for them, just an act of hubris. Whether we believe we are exercising power over nature or feel that nature is controlling us, whether we seek power from nature or simply feel at peace within it, we all live with nature and make sense of that interaction in order to survive and add meaning to our lives.

Item ID: 47595
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-925021-69-1
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2017 03:22
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960501 Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales @ 100%
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