<< back

Publication Details

Reference Category Journals
DOI / URL link
Title (Primary) Many eyes on nature: diverse perspectives in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve and their relevance for conservation
Author Berghöfer, U.; Rozzi, R.; Jax, K.;
Journal Ecology and Society
Year 2010
Department NSF;
Volume 15
Issue 1
Language englisch;
Keywords biodiversity; biosphere reserve; Chile; conflicts; conservation; local ecological knowledge; participation; protected areas; valuation
Abstract Relationships between humans and nature take multiple forms. This is a fundamental issue in conservation but one that is often neglected, leading to poor conservation outcomes. It is thus imperative that we come to understand better the complex relationships between humans and nature. To do so, we need to examine "nature" and the often assumed dichotomy between humans and nature. We conducted a qualitative social research inquiry to explore the societal relationships with nature in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve in Chile. From the results, we developed a framework that illustrates how different "natures" are created in the three-way relationship among the individual, society, and the physical world. We further discuss the implications of the co-existence of various "natures" in one place. Their explicit consideration bears important potential for improving conservation practice. The framework can then serve as a heuristic tool for uncovering and addressing challenges in other conservation contexts.
ID 9787
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=9787
Berghöfer, U., Rozzi, R., Jax, K. (2010):
Many eyes on nature: diverse perspectives in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve and their relevance for conservation
Ecol. Soc. 15 (1), art. 18