“This is a good place”: Tsimihety place making, knowledge hierarchies and intensifying conservation efforts in rural northeastern Madagascar

Tutkimustuotos: OpinnäyteVäitöskirjaMonografia


This research is concerned with the rapid rearrangement of nature and intensification of land use in rural northeastern Madagascar. Its focus is on the Marojejy National Park, a conservation area of 55,000 hectares established in 1998 at the initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Malagasy state. The park aims at protecting a large number of rare and endemic animal and plant species found only in Madagascar. The human inhabitants, mainly of Tsimihety ethnicity, of the area near the park cultivate rice for their own subsistence and vanilla for the international consumer market. The conflicting global and national priorities that define these people’s environment lead me to ask how the Tsimihety respond to them, and what kinds of perceptions and actions constitute the Tsimihety claim to their landscape as a good, viable place to live.
  • Kaartinen, Timo, Valvoja
  • Lounela, Anu, Valvoja
TilaJätetty - 15 lokakuuta 2020
OKM-julkaisutyyppiG4 Tohtorinväitöskirja (monografia)

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