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Biodiversity and Human Livelihoods in Protected Areas was published in 2008. Protected areas have emerged as major arenas of dispute concerning both indigenous and environmental protection. In the Malay Archipelago, which contains two of the twenty-five biodiversity hotspots identified globally, rampant commercial exploitation is jeopardizing species and rural livelihoods. While protected areas remain the only hope for the imperiled biota of the Malay Archipelago, this protection requires consideration of the sustenance needs and economic aspirations of the local people. Putting forward the views of all the stakeholders of protected areas - conservation practitioners and planners, local community members, NGO activists, government administrators, biologists, lawyers, policy and management analysts and anthropologists - this book fills a niche in the area of biodiversity, and is a highly valuable and original reference book for graduate students, scientists and managers, as well as government officials and transnational NGOs.
"Sodhi and his colleagues explore the most difficult problems of contemporary conservation in protected areas, moreover, they do so from a truly interdisciplinary perspective ... rich, comprehensive, and well-organised."
- International Journal of the Commons
1. General introduction Navjot S. Sodhi, Greg Acciaioli, Maribeth Erb and Alan Khee-Jin Tan
2 . Introduction to Part I: Conservation needs and priorities Navjot S. Sodhi
3. Delineating key biodiversity areas as targets for protecting areas Thomas Brooks, Naamal De Silva, Melizar V. Duya, Matt Foster, David Knox, Penny Langhammer, Marthy R. William and Blas Tabaranza Jr.
4. A master plan for wildlife in Sarawak: preparation, implementation and implications for conservation Melvin T. Gumal, Elizabeth L. Bennett, John G. Robinson and Oswald Braken Tisen
5. Indonesia's protected areas need more protection - suggestions from island examples David P. Bickford, Jatna Supriatna, Noviar Andayani, Djoko Iskandar, Ben J. Evans, Rafe M. Brown, Ted Townsend, Umilaela, Deidy Azhari and Jim McGuire
6. Birds, local people, and protected areas in Sulawesi, Indonesia Tien Ming Lee, Navjot S. Sodhi and Dewi M. Prawiradilaga
7. Importance of protected areas for butterfly conservation in a tropical urban landscape Lian Pin Koh
8. Biodiversity conservation and indigenous peoples in Indonesia: the Krui People in Southern Sumatra as a case study Ahmad Kusworo and Robert J. Lee
9. Involving resource users in the regulation of access to resources for the protection of ecosystem services provided by protected areas in Indonesia Abdul Halim, Tri Soekirman and Widodo Ramono
10. Conclusion to Part I: Conservation needs and priorities Navjot S. Sodhi
11. Introduction to Part II: Conservation with and against people(s) Maribeth Erb and Greg Acciaioli
12. Collaboration, conservation, and community: a conversation between Suraya Afiff and Celia Lowe Suraya Afiff and Celia Lowe
13. Hands off - hands on: communities and the management of national parks in Indonesia Moira Moeliono
14. Conservation and conflict in Komodo National Park Ruddy Gustave and Henning Borchers
15. Another way to live: developing a program for local people around Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan Semiarto Aji Purwanto
16. For the people or for the trees?: a case study of violence and conservation in Ruteng Nature Recreation Park Maribeth Erb and Yosep Jelahut
17. Seas of discontent: conflicting knowledge paradigms within Indonesia's marine environmental arena Chris Majors
18. Strategy and subjectivity in co-management of the Lore Lindu National Park (Central Sulawesi, Indonesia) Greg Acciaioli
19. Indigenous peoples and parks in Malaysia: issues and questions Hood Salleh and Keith Andrew Bettinger
20. Protecting Chek Jawa: the politics of conservation and memory at the edge of a nation Daniel P. S. Goh
21. Integrating conservation and community participation in protected area development in Brunei Darussalam Azman Ahmad
22. Conclusion to Part II: Conservation with and against people(s) Greg Acciaioli and Maribeth Erb
23. Introduction to Part III: Legal and governance frameworks for conservation Alan Khee-Jin Tan
24. Protected area management in Indonesia and Malaysia: the challenge of divided competences between centre and periphery Alan Khee-Jin Tan
25. Protecting sovereignty versus protecting parks: Malaysia's federal system and incentives against the creation of a truly national park system Keith Andrew Bettinger
26. What protects the protected areas? Decentralization in Indonesia, the challenges facing its terrestrial and marine national parks and the rise of regional protected areas Jason M. Patlis
27. Learning from King Canute: policy approaches to biodiversity conservation, lessons from the Leuser Ecosystem John F. McCarthy and Zahari Zen
28. Conclusion to Part III: Legal and governance frameworks for conservation Alan Khee-Jin Tan
29. General conclusion Navjot S. Sodhi, Greg Acciaioli, Maribeth Erb and Alan Khee-Jin Tan
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Navjot S. Sodhi is currently an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan, and has been studying the effects of rain forest loss and degradation on Southeast Asian fauna for the past eleven years. He is a former Bullard Fellow at Harvard, and has conducted research for many organizations, including the National Geographic Society. Greg Acciaioli graduated with a Ph.D in Anthropology from the Australian National University, and currently lectures in Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Western Australia. He has been a research Fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, City University of Hong Kong, the Asia Research Centre and Murdoch University. Maribeth Erb is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. She received her Ph.D from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and has been involved in anthropological and sociological research in eastern Indonesia for over twenty years. Alan Khee-Jin Tan is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He has been a Justice's Law Clerk at the Chief Justice's Chambers, Supreme Court of Singapore, and is an Executive Committee member of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law.