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Item Description Weaver, Sean en_US 2009-10-30T00:19:29Z 2009-10-30T00:19:29Z 1997 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Weaver, S. 1997. The Call of the Kereru: The Question of Customary Use. The Contemporary Pacific 9 (2): 383-98. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1043-898X en_US
dc.description.abstract The debate concerning the customary use of indigenous wildlife has recently brought conservation into the arena of race relations and cross-cultural negotiation in New Zealand. Mâori people are reclaiming rights to harvest traditional food sources as part of a current project of cultural revival. Indigenous bird species, which form part of this traditional diet, are legally protected, and as such, a conflict has arisen between Mâori communities and (predominantly European) environmentalists. Effective conservation of indigenous bird populations requires a commitment by both Mâori and Pâkehâ alike to ensure the survival and flourishing of such birds and their habitats. Cooperation in conservation management is unlikely to occur if Mâori people are continually denied access to engage in traditional practices. Customary forms of conservation, within the cultural framework of healthy Mâori communities, can conceivably operate in association with modern conservation management. However, this will only become possible if Mâori people are able to engage in and control the use of their own traditional resources, thereby enhancing such communities and necessitating the conservation of cultural treasures. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.publisher Center for Pacific Islands Studies en_US
dc.subject customary use en_US
dc.subject conservation en_US
dc.subject indigenous peoples en_US
dc.subject Maori en_US
dc.subject New Zealand en_US
dc.subject Aotearoa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania -- Periodicals. en_US
dc.title The Call of the Kereru: The Question of Customary Use en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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