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Protected areas, country and value: the nature-culture tyranny of the IUCNís Protected Area Guidelines for Indigenous Australians


Lee, E, Protected areas, country and value: the nature-culture tyranny of the IUCN's Protected Area Guidelines for Indigenous Australians, Antipode, 48, (2) pp. 355-374. ISSN 0066-4812 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/anti.12180


"Protected areas" is the formal definition for the global network of conservation places, including marine and terrestrial reserves, which are overseen by the IUCN through instruments such as the Guidelines for Applying Protected Area Management Categories (Guidelines). In the long-term conservation of nature, the Guidelines embed a natureĖculture dualism, upon which the values of each are ascribed and weighted. This binary does not recognise relational values of Indigenous peoples to land or encompass worldviews beyond the restricted choice of the dualism. Through two Australian Aboriginal case studies, I reveal tensions in classifying cultural values for protected areas under the limited Guidelines offerings and provide an alternative engagement, through reassessing the means and scope by which values are assigned, for greater equity to Indigenous peoples.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:indigenous, IUCN, protected areas
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Environment policy
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lee, E (Dr Emma Lee)
ID Code:103100
Year Published:2016 (online first 2015)
Web of Science® Times Cited:35
Deposited By:Institute for Regional Development
Deposited On:2015-09-21
Last Modified:2017-06-22

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