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Indonesia's contested domains: deforestation, rehabilitation and conservation-with-development in Central Kalimantan's tropical peatlands

Jewitt, Sarah; Nasir, D.; Page, S.E.; Rieley, J.O.; Khanal, K.

Authors

SARAH JEWITT sarah.jewitt@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Human Geography and Development

D. Nasir handnasir@hotmail.com

S.E. Page sep5@le.ac.uk

J.O. Rieley jack.rieley@btinternet.com

K. Khanal lgxkk4@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

Tropical peat swamp forests (TPSF) in Indonesia have long faced competition between industrial demand for timber, the subsistence require- ments of local communities and, more recently, global concern about the need to conserve tropical peat carbon stores, ecosystem services and biodiversity. This paper uses concepts of ecological distribution and environmental justice to investigate how tensions between conservation and livelihood goals have played out on the ground and examine who has gained and lost out from recent TPSF exploitation, conservation and rehabilitation initiatives. A central focus is how peat-based communities in Central Kalimantan have adapted their livelihoods to changing peatland conditions and management policies with particular emphasis on the livelihood impacts of conservation-with-development initiatives in the area. It is argued that despite recent emphasis on ‘win-win’ initiatives, the costs of environmental conservation are rarely distributed in proportion to their benefit.

Citation

Jewitt, S., Nasir, D., Page, S., Rieley, J., & Khanal, K. (2014). Indonesia's contested domains: deforestation, rehabilitation and conservation-with-development in Central Kalimantan's tropical peatlands. International Forestry Review, 16(4), doi:10.1505/146554814813484086

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2014
Deposit Date Sep 27, 2014
Publicly Available Date Sep 27, 2014
Journal International Forestry Review
Print ISSN 1465-5489
Electronic ISSN 1465-5489
Publisher Commonwealth Forestry Association
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 4
DOI https://doi.org/10.1505/146554814813484086
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/3597
Publisher URL http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1505/146554814813484086?journalCode=ifre
Related Public URLs http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1505/146554814813484086?journalCode=ifre
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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