The ecology of stability in Southeast-Asia forests: biodiversity and common resource property

Swingland, I.R. (1993) The ecology of stability in Southeast-Asia forests: biodiversity and common resource property. Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters , 3 (4-6). pp. 290-296. ISSN 0960-7447. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

It is clear that for decades the traditional, confrontational method of dealing with conflicts in interests over natural resources does not resolve problems. Most methods rely on one party or another fulfilling undertakings which can easily be broken without any framework of checks and balances which ensure consistency and homeostasis. At least two difficulties exist to providing a better basis for resolving conflict; some jurisprudence framework derived from natural sciences and socioeconomics concerning common resource property, and a clearer understanding of the definition of biodiversity. The absence of a decision-making environmental framework for resolving conflicts between environmental 'stakeholders', benefitting all parties, means that any conservation or sustainable use of natural resources will always be corrupted and fail. Moreover the way in which biodiversity is defined changes planning priorities. This chapter offers an insight into both the problems and possible solutions of biodiversity management, or conservation, and common resource property disputes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: conflict resolution; natural resources; biodiversity management; common resource property disputes
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: O.O. Odanye
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2009 22:32
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 10:18
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20707 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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