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Environment

The Clash of Two Cultures

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorJune 8, 2009 5:14 PM

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I'm just catching up with this essay by Mark Dowie. Money quote:

The perceived arrogance of "big conservation" is a confounding factor; so too is the understandable tendency of some indigenous people to conflate conservation with imperialism. The results of this century-old conflict are thousands of protected areas that cannot be managed and an intractable debate over who holds the key to successful conservation in the most biologically rich areas of the world.

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