Accepted Paper:

Acquiring new knowledge and techniques: a case of hunting in the planted forest and plantation  

Author:

Yumi Kato (Kyoto University)

Paper short abstract:

This presentation will discuss the application of indigenous knowledge and techniques about the habitat of wild animals. The case study is focus on the hunting activity in and around the plantation and planted forest. The new knowledge and techniques are acquired through the every hunting experience.

Paper long abstract:

This presentation will discuss the application of indigenous knowledge and techniques about the habitat of wild animals. The case study is focus on the hunting activity in and around the plantation and planted forest. The natural forests in the tropical area have been drastically degraded due to the commercial logging for these decades. In South-East Asian countries, the expansion of oil palm and acacia plantation is remarkable after the peak of commercial logging. With these situations, this presentation focuses on the acquisition of new knowledge and techniques about the wild animals in and around the plantation. Although plantation or planted forest is not natural forest, local people still continue hunting in the new environment. In these areas, people observe the habitat of wild animals in detail and try to hunt them with the new methods. People acquire new knowledge and techniques about wild animals. After the degradation of natural forest in tropical area, its effect to human-natural relationships and disappear of indigenous knowledge are apprehended. On the other hand, this study considers the possibility of acquiring new knowledge and techniques in the new environment under the sudden expansion of plantation.

Panel BH04
Indigenous knowledge and sustainable development (IUAES Commission on Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development)