Traditional environmental knowledge and community perceptions in sustaining the forest environment : case study of Minahasa ethnic community in the surrounding of Lake Tondano, North Sulawesi - Indonesia

Wuisang, Cynthia and Jones, David 2011, Traditional environmental knowledge and community perceptions in sustaining the forest environment : case study of Minahasa ethnic community in the surrounding of Lake Tondano, North Sulawesi - Indonesia, in IUAES / AAS / ASAANZ : Proceedings of the 1st International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences / Australian Anthropological Society / Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa / New Zealand Conference : Knowledge and value in a globalising world : disentangling dichotomies, querying unities, 5th-8th July 2011, The Conference, [Perth, W.A.], The Conference, [Perth, W. A.].

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Title Traditional environmental knowledge and community perceptions in sustaining the forest environment : case study of Minahasa ethnic community in the surrounding of Lake Tondano, North Sulawesi - Indonesia
Author(s) Wuisang, Cynthia
Jones, David
Conference name IUAES / AAS / ASAANZ Conference (1st : 2011 : Perth, W. A.)
Conference location Perth, W. A.
Conference dates 5-8 Jul. 2011
Title of proceedings IUAES / AAS / ASAANZ : Proceedings of the 1st International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences / Australian Anthropological Society / Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa / New Zealand Conference : Knowledge and value in a globalising world : disentangling dichotomies, querying unities, 5th-8th July 2011, The Conference, [Perth, W.A.]
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2011
Conference series IUAES / AAS / ASAANZ Conference
Publisher The Conference
Place of publication [Perth, W. A.]
Keyword(s) traditional environmental knowledge
conservation
land use planning
sustainable development
Summary The idea of sustainable development is distinct from the idea of restoring or conserving nature. This concept is embedded in the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development (1992) which Indonesia and several countries around the world have signed. Sustainable development seeks to interlace humans and nature, while restoration (especially at the large scale) often allows nature to be addressed separately, sometimes out of remorse for the damage caused by humans. In terms of attaining sustainable natural resource development, the opportunities offered by traditional ecological knowledge documentation are considered essential in enabling the achievement of sustainability because most of these Indigenous and/or local communities are situated in areas where many species have been historically cultivated and used in a sustainable way for thousands of years. The skill and techniques of these local communities can provide valuable information for the global community to evaluate current environmental policies. Such research and evaluation is often robustly and best undertaken through ethnoecological methodological paradigms. This paper examines the traditional environment knowledge of the Minahasan ethnic community, who live in the surrounds of Lake Tondano in the North Sulawesi, together with the Minahasan conscious and unconscious actions in conserving their forest ecology in addition to their knowledge of culture about forest protection in the region. In particular, contemporary use of traditional environmental knowledge is examined in terms of its relevance to in traditional resource management and land use planning, as avenues to better curate and manage natural resources through informed regional planning strategies and mechanisms.
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E3 Extract of paper
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042280

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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