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BRIDGING THE GAP: THE NEXUS OF TRADITION, TOURISM AND COLLABORATIVE MARINE MANAGEMENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU

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dc.contributor.advisor Wesley-Smith, Terence
dc.contributor.author Pollack, Alana
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-28T20:27:09Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-28T20:27:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62663
dc.subject Pacific Rim studies
dc.subject Conservation
dc.subject Marine
dc.subject Palau
dc.title BRIDGING THE GAP: THE NEXUS OF TRADITION, TOURISM AND COLLABORATIVE MARINE MANAGEMENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Pacific Islands Studies
local.identifier.alturi http://dissertations.umi.com/hawii:10061
dcterms.abstract News stories of climate change and dwindling marine resources are plastered on media outlets globally. While the United States withdraws from the Paris Climate Agreement, one nation is making headlines for its conservation commitments. In 2015, the Republic of Palau declared 80% of its Exclusive Economic Zone a marine sanctuary in an effort to ensure food security for the local population and conserve the nation's marine resources. In collaboration with local elders, government officials have successfully enacted marine legislation that integrates practices of customary marine stewardship with modern technical strategies. The integration of traditional and contemporary techniques in managing marine spaces represents a new frontier in ocean management that honors indigenous values, belief systems, and Palauan ecological knowledge, while employing modern ideas and technologies in preserving marine environments. This sharing of knowledge systems, and collaborative management framework lends for a productive and sustainable resource management plan that has provided the basis for a number of conservation initiatives, laws, policies, tourism frameworks, and educational measures in the Republic of Palau.
dcterms.description M.A. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
dcterms.extent 92 pages
dcterms.language eng
dcterms.publisher University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
dcterms.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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