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Land 2017, 6(1), 7; doi:10.3390/land6010007

The Politics of Land Use in the Korup National Park

Department of Geography, College of Arts & Sciences, Oklahoma State University, 337 Murray Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
Sustainable Economic & Enterprise Development Institute, Regis University College of Business & Economics, 3333 Regis Blvd. K-24, Denver, CO 80221, USA
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Academic Editor: Peter Verburg
Received: 3 June 2016 / Revised: 8 December 2016 / Accepted: 10 January 2017 / Published: 19 January 2017
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Recently, the call to combine land change science (LCS) and political ecology (PE) in the study of human-environment interactions has been widely discussed by scientists from both subfields of geography. In this paper, we use a hybrid ecology framework to examine the effects of conservation policies on the environment and the livelihood of the people of the Korup National Park (KNP). Using techniques in both PE and LCS, our results show that conservation policies, politics, and population are the primary drivers of environmental change in the KNP. We conclude by arguing that a deeper understanding can be garnered by combining LCS and PE approaches to analyze and contribute to the people and parks debate. View Full-Text
Keywords: political ecology; land change science; hybrid ecologies; conservation; Korup National Park political ecology; land change science; hybrid ecologies; conservation; Korup National Park

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Siewe, S.; Vadjunec, J.M.; Caniglia, B. The Politics of Land Use in the Korup National Park. Land 2017, 6, 7.

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