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Rai, N. D., Krishnan, S., Madegowda, C., & Benjaminsen, T. A. (2019). Political ecology of tiger conservation in india: Adverse effects of banning customary practices in a protected area. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 40(1), 124–139. 
Added by: Prashanth NS (6/8/23, 10:07 PM)   
Resource type: Journal Article
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1297619
BibTeX citation key: Rai2019
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Categories: Health
Keywords: displacement, DISPLACEMENT activity (Animal behavior), India, POLITICAL ecology, POLITICAL ecology, PROTECTED areas, PROTECTED areas, tiger conservation, TIGERS, web of relations, WILDLIFE conservation
Creators: Benjaminsen, Krishnan, Madegowda, Rai
Collection: Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography
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Abstract
Protected areas have had significant impacts on local communities primarily through the physical removal of people. In some instances, people continue to live within protected areas due to the inability of the state to evict them. The restrictions on livelihoods placed on people living inside protected areas lead to in situ displacement. We show how conservation enclosures in the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve have produced a class of people that the state 'lets die' by banning customary practices such as fire use, hunting and harvesting of forest produce. Using longitudinal ethnographic, socio‐economic and ecological data, we demonstrate that conservation policy has alienated indigenous forest dwellers from their agricultural and forest‐land. The outcomes of conservation policy include dispossession through increased crop losses, reduced income from agriculture and forest produce, as well as a forest that is dominated by weeds due to fire suppression. The ban on hunting in
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