Beyond resettlement in biodiversity conservation: case studies from Vietnam and Peru
Dr Peter Bille Larsen (University of Lucerne)
Wednesday, 01 May 2013, 5pm to 6.30pm
Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB
Conservation-induced resettlement has long played an emblematic role in global conservation discourse and its critiques epitomising power imbalances and dramatic social consequences at stake, notably in connection with protected area establishment.
This presentation questions and seeks to move beyond common understandings of conservation and resettlement. Building on field material from Vietnam and Peru, specific examples of resettlement or its absence are presented to revisit the underlying dynamics. The presentation argues for an urgent need to move 'beyond resettlement'.