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Cohabiter avec la grande faune dans le sud de l’Inde : opportunité ou menace ?

Abstract : In Southern India, the Western Ghats Mountains, shelter most of the forests of the southern part of the country and are a preferential place for the wildlife. Ecologists consider these forests as a heritage to preserve and they try to protect and restore the wildlife as a marker of ecosystems. Present public policies attempt, but slowly, to involve local population in the protection of environment. But the limitations of those policies become evident when farmers have to coexist with a wildlife destroying their crops. The farmers suffering wildlife damages don’t receive any financial compensation, and tend to gradually modify their cropping patterns. This paper intends to discuss to what extent this threatened nature can be considered as dangerous and detrimental by the local people. To limit the debate to a question of endangered species doesn’t reassess the choice made by societies based on the paradigm of a fundamental distinction between nature and culture.
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Sylvie Guillerme, Béatrice Moppert, Christelle Hinnewinkel, Éric Maire. Cohabiter avec la grande faune dans le sud de l’Inde : opportunité ou menace ?. Géographie et cultures, L'Harmattan, 2009, pp.59--79. ⟨10.4000/gc.3569⟩. ⟨hal-01244152⟩

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