Conservation and Society

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Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 236--249

Negotiating the Taskscape. Relocating Human – Environmental Relationships in Conservation Proposals around Palm Forests in Uruguay


Juan Martin Dabezies 
 Centro Universitario Regional del Este, Universidad de la República, Rocha, Uruguay

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Juan Martin Dabezies
Centro Universitario Regional del Este, Universidad de la República, Rocha
Uruguay

Butia odorata palm forests of southern Uruguay face conservation problems. This species is the identity benchmark of the region and it represents an important source of income for local people who make food products to sell to tourists. To prevent the disappearance of the Butiá forests, different proposals have been developed to protect the ecosystem. These proposals focus on arguments such as aesthetic beauty and ecosystem services from a naturalistic perspective. Following the concept of taskscape developed by Ingold, T, I propose an alternative way of negotiating conservation of the Butiá landscape in terms of the overlap of features, affordances, tasks and temporality of the Butiá life.


How to cite this article:
Dabezies JM. Negotiating the Taskscape. Relocating Human – Environmental Relationships in Conservation Proposals around Palm Forests in Uruguay.Conservat Soc 2019;17:236-249


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Dabezies JM. Negotiating the Taskscape. Relocating Human – Environmental Relationships in Conservation Proposals around Palm Forests in Uruguay. Conservat Soc [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 25 ];17:236-249
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