ESTC36H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Insular Biogeography, Conservation Biology, Community Management
Attempts to manage third world nature have become: globalized, institutionalized, bureaucratized, professionalized. The environment is a domain of intervention. Environmental knowledge implies power and imposes a meaning. Fluid, unstable environmental definitions have become fixed through policy. There are actually multiple contradictory meanings that change through time. Localized issues are often constructed as global problems. Diversity of opinions are lost and displaced in favor of the mainstream view. Solutions often lie outside of the political arena (technical, bureaucratic). Knowledge is no longer primitive and destructive. Extraversion: connections with external institutions, donors (conklin and. Often implicated with ideas of the environment: Precarious alliances between environmentalists and indigenous people. Bioregions: the foundation of natural units for organizing human activity. There"s a proper way for humans to engage with the environment. Conservation biology: the science of biological diversity and scarcity. Eco-zones: are the earth"s natural biological zones. Helps in the selection and management of protected areas. Managerial, use of depoliticized and neoliberal language.