Traditional agricultural landscapes as protected areas in international law and policy

Harrop, Stuart R. (2007) Traditional agricultural landscapes as protected areas in international law and policy. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment , 121 (3). pp. 296-307. ISSN 0167-8809 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2006.12.020

Abstract

The protected area approach to conservation of habitats and species emphasises a natural world shaped without human influence. Despite the debates relating to community conservation, stakeholder involvement in conservation and equitable benefit sharing, progressive approaches to community conservation tend to permit traditional agricultural practises, that support biodiversity preservation, to operate only in land outside core conservation areas. Nevertheless, there are many ingenious agricultural systems that have shaped novel, resilient landscapes for centuries and in so doing have also sustained high levels of biodiversity. The traditional practices deployed also constitute a wealth of unique cultural heritage. These systems are of such importance that they merit primary support in protected areas and should not be relegated to operate only in formal and informal buffer zones. Further, some of these systems may be internationally important and capable of fulfilling aspects of key global policy mandates established at the Earth and World Summits held respectively in Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg

Item Type: Article
Additional information: ISI Document Delivery No.: 156YN Times Cited: 1 Cited Reference Count: 26
Uncontrolled keywords: traditional agricultural landscapes; agricultural diversity; protected areas; traditional practices; international law and policy
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology
Depositing User: Maureen Cook
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2008 09:30
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2012 14:06
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2201 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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