Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title

Re-imagining the nature of development: Biodiversity conservation and pastoral visions in the Northern Areas, Pakistan

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title or Conference Proceedings Title

Contesting development: Critical struggles for social change

ISBN

9780415873321

Editor

Philip McMichael

Publisher

Routledge

City

New York

Department

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

Abstract

Examines how, in the mountainous village of Shimshal, national parks and “community-based” conservation projects such as trophy hunting are deeply problematic, promoting exploitive ideologies of nature and development while delegitimizing the values and rights of pastoralists. The Shimshalis have creatively resisted the appropriations of their land by creating a Shimshal Nature Trust, implementing a model of ecological sovereignty instead of “community participation”—challenging the very logic of protected areas in international conservation.

Comments

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.