Edited By Klaus Seeland
The startling message of Nature is Culture is that the so-called
virgin forests of the world owe much to their symbiotic relationship
with the indigenous peoples who live in and on the margins of the
forests. Examples of forests are taken from Asia, Africa, and South
America, thus reflecting the global nature of the phenomenon.
Nature is Culture’s conclusions will have far-reaching implications
for all who are concerned with the conservation of forests and
their indigenous human population. This book is published in the
Indigenous Knowledge and Development Series.
Klaus Seeland (PD, Dr., M.A.), born 1952 is at present reader
in Sociology and Forest Resource Economics at the Chair of Forest
Policy and Forest Economics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
(Zurich/Switzerland), in Sociology at the University of Konstanz
Germany) and Vice Chairman of ‘Economic and Social Aspects
of Forests in Developing countries’, at the International Union of
Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO).