Cultural Sustainability and Protected Area Management: Emerging Local Issues from Isla Navarino, Chile
Declaration of protected area status in a region often accelerates tensions between biocultural preservation and the impacts of increased tourist visitation and access to particular sites. Local community concerns typically revolve around the rate and extent of tourism development, and how extant natural and cultural values are incorporated within planning processes. This paper presents case study research about emerging local issues faced by inhabitants of Isla Navarino, Chile, who face prospects of increased tourism on the island. Issues investigated include how natural and cultural values can be maintained and shared, and the needs of residents and nearby communities. The contemporary cultural diversity of Isla Navarino that has formed through historical and geographical processes presents additional challenges that require special consideration within inclusive, participative planning processes. Some specific recommendations that link people and landscapes are given.
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International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp.31-44.
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School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and social science, University of the Sunshine Coast Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
Dr. Jennifer Carter is a geographer specialising in
environmental, cultural and rural geographies. She explores
the nexus between humans and their environments, and is
particularly experienced in working in cross-cultural
settings. She has conducted extensive research with
Indigenous people from different parts of Australia in
environmental management, cultural heritage, land use
planning and protected area planning. She has also worked
with institutions and farmers in Zimbabwe and the South
Pacific in ways that bring environmental and rural people’s
issues together to build sustainable futures. Dr. Carter has
worked in multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral research
partnerships, comprising staff from government and non-
government organisations, the private sector, and academia.
Dr.Carter also has interests in working with communities to
explore their notions of place and how each place has a
perspective and is a lifeworld for its inhabitants. Her
other interests are those of native wildlife and
conservation. Originally an ecologist, she has now expanded
these interests to adapt to new theoretical debates and
understandings about animal geographies and how to
transcend the human-nature divide and help people engage
more interactively with their natural environments.
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast Maroochydore, MAROOCHYDORE, Queensland, Australia
Professor Pam Dyer is currently working with others to
expand her research interests in various aspects of
tourism, including resident community perceptions and
spatial planning. Other areas of research include
sensitivity to cultural difference in tourism and impacts
on the Australian Indigenous community, as well as
exploring resident perceptions of the social, economic and
environmental impacts of tourism and associated development
on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
Professor Dyer’s career has also included close links
within active researchers within the local community, as
well as nationally and internationally, which have resulted
in various publications across areas of interest. These
interests found her spending the first half of 2002 in
Springfield Missouri where, in cooperation with Southwest
Missouri State University, she investigated community
stakeholders’ perspectives of environmental management
issues in tourism at three major reservoirs in the western
Professor Dyer was also instrumental in introducing the
Bachelor of Regional & Urban Planning to USC in 2004. She
was a member of the Caloundra City Council Environmental
Advisory Committee (1997 to 2006), and also involved in a
Social Harmony Project with the EPA and other subsequent
community working groups.
University of the Sunshine Coast Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
David Hollinsworth has over thirty years experience as an
academic specialising in Indigenous Studies, and the study
of Australian racism. He has published on issues such as
health, education, community development, politics and
cultural studies. His text, Race and Racism in Australia,
is in its third edition and is the primary text book in
this field. He was awarded the NSW Premier’s Youth History
Prize for his book titled They Took The Children (2003).
He is currently working on issues to do with the Stolen
Generations (Indigenous child removal), anti-racism
training, indigenous community engagement and planning. He
is particularly interested in effective strategies for
combating systemic racism.
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