- Title Pages
- Introduction: The Quest for Environmental Sustainability
- PART I SETTING THE STAGE: PERSPECTIVES ON ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT
- 1 The Environmental Movement in the United States
- 2 International Environmental Policy: Some Recollections and Reflections
- 3 The <i>Global 2000 Report</i> and Its Aftermath
- 4 Sustainable Conservation: Can It Be Done?
- PART II BIODIVERSITY, WILDLIFE ECOLOGY, AND MANAGEMENT
- 5 Conservation of Sensitive Biodiversity Areas
- 6 Protected Areas: Science, Policy, and Management to Meet the Challenges of Global Change in the Twenty-First Century
- 7 Ecological and Intellectual Baselines: Saving Lions, Tigers, and Rhinos in Asia
- 8 Observations on Trends and Issues in Global Conservation
- PART III FOREST AND RANGE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
- 9 Half Century of American Range Ecology and Management: A Retrospective
- 10 Policy Failures in African Rangeland Development
- 11 The Role of Science and Scientists in Changing Forest Service Management Relative to Sustainability
- PART IV MARINE CONSERVATION, ECOLOGY, AND MANAGEMENT
- 12 Sustainable Use of Wild Marine Living Resources: Notion or Myth?
- 13 Marine Mammal Conservation
- 14 Marine Wildlife Policy: Underlying Ideologies
- PART V ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT: CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT
- 15 Overcoming Barriers to Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Development
- 16 The Global Challenge of Sustainable Development
- 17 Biodiversity Conservation in the Real World: Incentives, Disincentives, and Disconnects
- 18 Resource Wars
- 19 Conservation and Development: The Nam Theun 2 Dam Project in Laos
- PART VI ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
- 20 A Biocultural Basis for an Ethic toward the Natural Environment
- 21 Evolving Earth's Environmental Law: Perspectives on a Work in Progress
- 22 The Evolution of Sustainability in Forest Management Policy
- PART VII LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
- 23 The Future of Ecology and the Ecology of the Future
- 24 A New Environmentalism: Conservation and the Core of Governmental Purpose
- 25 Climate Change and Prospects for Sustainability
- (p.287) 18 Resource Wars
- Foundations of Environmental Sustainability
- Oxford University Press
This chapter discusses how indigenous nations have affected conservation efforts, and how conservation efforts have affected indigenous nations. Nations are distinct from states; they are composed of culturally distinct groups, usually different from the majority culture in the country where they reside. States tend to be recent creations, while nations have existed for hundreds or thousands of years. Unfortunately, the world's states by and large have not supported the nations that reside within their boundaries. This is a loss to the entire world, as by refusing to acknowledge and empower their nations, states have eliminated vast stores of knowledge about the sustainable use of the earth's resources.
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