Conservation and Indigenous People in South America

Considers indigenous peoples and their relation to the lands on which they live, issues of traditional indigenous knowledge and land management as well as new contributions by indigenous peoples to changing landscapes. Reviews legal mechanisms and instruments through which indigenous peoples have rights to the resources they occupy and utilize. Taking specific cases and examining them through the lens of political and social ecology, tthe role of indigenous peoples in local and worldwide conservation efforts is considered. Case studies will emphasize the indigenous peoples and conservation policies of Latin America.

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