Decolonizing Conservation: Two lectures by John Aini and Paige West

Paige West is the Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College and Columbia University. Since the 1990s she has worked with indigenous peoples in Papua New Guinea. John Aini is a marine environment advocate. In 1993, he set up the conservation group Ailan Awareness in Papua New Guinea’s New…

Guest Post – Kelly Heber Dunning: Locally Managed Marine Protected Areas in Indonesia. Helping local people and ecosystems

Sitting on the edge of his traditional jukung boat smoking a cigarette and drinking his coffee is a man who used to make his living through dynamite fishing. That invoved throwing cheap bombs onto the coral reef. It’s an easy way of harvesting valuable species. He explained to me what…