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Savanes de Guyane française : la biodiversité bousculée par la diversité culturelle.

Abstract : This article presents anthropological research findings on a project that seeks to preserve the biodiversity of the savannas of French Guiana. This anthropological study of the cultural modes, animal husbandry, and hunting and fishing practices of different local populations reinforces the understanding of savannas as anthropogenic to the point where it is not possible to clearly distinguish that which is natural and that which is "man-made". Based on analysis of controversial techniques, including slash and burn, and return to pasture, and of the diversity of perceptions of the savanna, this research illuminates the multiple understandings of what biodiversity is and the divergent understandings of what constitutes the "conservationist". This anthropological study itself participates in the construction of knowledge of this complex milieu, playing the role of intermediary between the work of scientists and the experience-based knowledge of locals.
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Marianne Palisse. Savanes de Guyane française : la biodiversité bousculée par la diversité culturelle.., Association, 2013. ⟨halshs-01948409⟩



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