Douglas Sheil, Michael Padmanaba, Miriam van Heist, Imam Basuki, Nining Liswanti, Meilinda Wan, Rajindra Puri, Rukmiyati, Ike Rachmatika and Ismayadi Samsoedin
There is much soul searching on how to achieve conservation in the tropics (Kramer et al., 1997; Brandon et al., 1998; Terborgh et al., 2002). Decision-makers in many tropical countries view conservation as something imposed by rich countries and foreigners. Conservation is rarely viewed as a significant local priority and often remains dependent on donor support and pressure.
Additionally, various spokespersons for global conservation continue to see local people as a problem (Redford, 1991; Redford and Stearman, 1993; Alvard, 1995; Ghimire and Pimbert, 1997; Terborgh et al., 2002; Mittermeier et al., 2003). Conservationists rarely seek genuine allegiances with local people,...