Conservation and Society

ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 270--282

Reclaim Conservation: Conservation Discourse and Initiatives of the Rondas Campesinas, North-Eastern Peru


Noga Shanee 
 Neotropical Primate Conservation; Reclaim Conservation, Cornwall, UK

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Noga Shanee
Neotropical Primate Conservation; Reclaim Conservation, Cornwall
UK

Global conservation fails to stop or, as in most cases, even reduce the rapidly intensifying extinction crisis. Hence, alternatives to current dominant conservation ideologies and practices need to be explored. The Rondas Campesinas (Peasant Patrols) drive the largest and most influential grassroots movement in northeastern Peru, one of the most biodiverse and environmentally-threatened places on Earth. The environment is of paramount importance to the Rondas Campesinas and plays a central role in their culture. Rondas Campesinas members take on dynamic roles as leaders and initiators of conservation efforts in their local area, including creation of reserves, implementation of control of natural resource use and transnational extractive operations, and environmental education. This article argues that, although inexperienced, the Rondas Campesinas provide a template for effective in-situ conservation solutions, while highlighting the shortfalls of current mainstream conservation.


How to cite this article:
Shanee N. Reclaim Conservation: Conservation Discourse and Initiatives of the Rondas Campesinas, North-Eastern Peru.Conservat Soc 2019;17:270-282


How to cite this URL:
Shanee N. Reclaim Conservation: Conservation Discourse and Initiatives of the Rondas Campesinas, North-Eastern Peru. Conservat Soc [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 23 ];17:270-282
Available from: http://www.conservationandsociety.org/article.asp?issn=0972-4923;year=2019;volume=17;issue=3;spage=270;epage=282;aulast=Shanee;type=0