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2020

Historicising Natures, Cultures and Laws in the Etosha-Kunene Conservation Territories of Namibia

Namibie

Department for International Development UKAID

Titre : Historicising Natures, Cultures and Laws in the Etosha-Kunene Conservation Territories of Namibia

Pays : Namibie

Numéro du projet : GB-GOV-13-FUND—GCRF-AH_T013230_1

Organismes de mise en œuvre : BATH SPA UNIVERSITY

Durée : Actual Start 01 Feb 2020 // Planned End31 Jan 2023

Présentation
We seek to provide historical and ethnographic depth to questions of contemporary concern regarding global reductions of biological and cultural-linguistic diversities, for a set of contiguous conservation territories in Namibia that are themselves of global significance in terms of biocultural diversity. Our overlapping objectives are thus to : 1) amplify understanding and recognition of the globally-significant conservation territories of ’Etosha-Kunene’ as entangled with diverse human histories and values, involving cultural and linguistic differences around ’the nature of nature’ in these territories ; 2) connect, compare and extend ethnographic research with varied indigenous groupings of people with regard to land, identity and natures-beyond-the-human in Etosha-Kunene ; 3) explore new methods and tools to represent, map, mediate and translate indigenous understandings and knowledges of the spaces and places comprising Etosha-Kunene, so as to support the recognition and representation of cultural diversity in conservation praxis ; 4) integrate peoples, places and histories into a dense ""meshwork"" for Etosha-Kunene conservation territories by compiling an environmental and cultural landscape history that attends to complexity through entwining and juxtaposing multiple data sources ; 5) contribute to a much-needed decolonisation of patriarchal-colonial thought regarding ’the nature of nature’ through detailed analysis and deconstruction of how European colonial praxis objectified, collected and colonised both natures and cultures in Etosha-Kunene ; 6) support formal and institutional dimensions of environmental conservation policy and practice through creative compilation, publication and exchange of project analyses.

Financement : UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ¦ UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Présentation (UKAID)

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