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Increasing biodiversity loss makes the call for effective nature conservation sound louder and louder. Most remaining biodiversity-rich areas are inhabited or used by indigenous peoples and local communities.
In recent years a new ‘paradigm’ of ‘nature conservation with respect for the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities’ was put forward. Two questions arise: What does this policy shift exactly mean in terms of international human rights law? And how has this new paradigm been translated at the national and local level?
This study investigates how nature conservation initiatives interact with the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, taking a human rights and legal anthropological perspective. The book is distinctive in that it provides:-