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The danger of misunderstanding 'culture'
Eva Keller argues that if conservationists are sincere about their willingness to take local people’s culture into account, as they routinely state they are, then they cannot reduce ‘culture’ to what fits conservation programmes.
Who are ‘they’?
This text discusses why, from the perspective of the local population in Masoala, the Masoala National Park has little to do with lemurs and trees and a lot with power and inequality.
The Banana Plant and the Moon
In this article, Eva Keller explains in detail why farmers in Masoala perceive the park to be a threat to their livelihood and, indeed, to the future of their families.
Shadows over the Masoala National Park in Madagascar
In this newspaper article, Eva Keller shows why farmers perceive the Masoala National Park as a threat to their livelihood and future.