Making Ecologies on Private Land

Cooke, B and Lane, R 2020, Making Ecologies on Private Land, Palgrave Pivot, Cham, Switzerland.


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Title Making Ecologies on Private Land
Author(s) Cooke, B
Lane, R
Year 2020
Publisher Palgrave Pivot
Place of publication Cham, Switzerland
Subjects Social and Cultural Geography
Environmental Management
Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Summary This book explores conservation practices on private land, based on research conducted with landholders in the hinterlands of Melbourne, Australia. It examines how conservation is pursued as an intimate interaction between people and ecologies, suggesting that local ecologies are lively participants in this process, rather than simply the object of conservation, and that landholders develop their ideas of environmental stewardship through this interaction. The book also explores the consequences of private property as a form of spatial organisation for conservation practice; the role of formative interactions with ecologies in producing durable experiential knowledge; how the possibilities for contemporary conservation practice are shaped by historical landscape modification; and how landholders engage with conservation covenants and payment schemes as part of their conservation practice. The authors conclude with ideas on how goals and approaches to private land conservation might be reframed amid calls for just social and ecological outcomes in an era of rapid environmental change.
Copyright notice © 2020 The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-3-030-31218-3
ISBN 9783030312176
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