Ancestral Domain and National Park Protection: A Mutually Supportive Paradigms?

TitleAncestral Domain and National Park Protection: A Mutually Supportive Paradigms?
Publication TypeDiscussion Paper
AuthorsCairns MF
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
Year of Publication1996
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractThis paper examines the close relationship of Bukidnon tribes with the forested slopes of the Mt. Kitanglad Range Nature Park in Mindanao, Philippines, and how their claims for ancestral domain may interact with the park’s conservation mandate. The study is placed into historical context by reviewing attempts to assimilate the tribes under successive Spanish, American and Philippine governments, and their steady displacement by waves of migrant settlers. Natives were quickly relegated to marginalized minorities in this new society, and invariably responded by retreating further up the mountain slopes. It was through this process that the tribes now find themselves pressed around some of the last intact remnants of their ancestral homeland, the Mt. Kitanglad Range.
Keywordsancestral. conservation, forest, Mt. Kitanglad, parks, Phillipines
URLhttp://talamdan.wordpress.com/2007/09/28/ancestral-domain-and-national-park-protection-mutually-supportive-paradigms/
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