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Indigenous Forest Management In the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Authors: Arora, Kavita

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  • Compares indigenous knowledge with the modern scientific forest management system
  • Maximizes readers insights into the tribes that inhabit these areas 
  • Critically examines how far the existing regime of intellectual property rights is capable of safeguarding the rights of indigenous people and their knowledge
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This book offers an extensive study of indigenous communities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, and their methods of forest conservation, along with an exploration of the impact of forestry operations in the islands and the wide scale damage they have incurred on both the land and the people. Through an in-depth analysis of the contrasting indigenous practices and governmental forestry schemes, the author has compared the modern ‘Joint Forest Management’ resolution with the ethos and practices of the indigenous people of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Throughout the book, readers will learn about the different indigenous communities inhabiting these islands and the treasure of knowledge each of them provide on forest conservation. 

The book establishes that the notion of knowledge is politicized by the dominant culture in the context of Andaman’s forest tribes, and traces how this denial of the existence of indigenous knowledge by government officials has led to reduced forest area in the region. The book also explores and analyses strategies to utilize and conserve the tribes' profound knowledge of the biodiversity of the islands and study their efforts towards forest conservation, protection and rejuvenation.

About the authors

Dr. Kavita Arora is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi. She is a political geographer by training and her research interests include development and environment related issues in South and Southeast Asia; and forest management, gender and tribal studies. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-00033-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00032-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indigenous Forest Management In the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00033-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00033-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00032-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 222
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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