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Wageningen University (2009)

Cultural landscapes values in former homelands, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Coehoorn, P.

Titre : Cultural landscapes values in former homelands, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Auteur : Coehoorn, P.

Université de soutenance : Wageningen University

Grade  : Master of Science (MS) 2009

Descriptif
In South Africa the amaXhosa rural communities are living in close relationship with their environment. These communities do not only depend on the natural environment to fulfill daily subsistence needs in respect to energy and selected food and medicinal products, but also to perform and fulfill their cultural needs. Several cultural practices are focused on either specific spaces or involve specific species. They reflect the specific lifestyle of a community and their way of interacting with the natural environment. At present increased attention is given to better understand this intimate interaction between cultural practices and biological diversity, often referred to as bio-cultural diversity, as a means to better comprehend the intimate interaction between the natural environment and the social and ecological processes, and to find new ways towards biodiversity and heritage conservation.

Mots clés : landscape / perception / rural communities / environment / cultural environment / biodiversity / landscape conservation / south africa / cultural landscape / environmental psychology

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