In search of a conservation ethic
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Salim, A., Brocklesby, M.A., Tiani, A.M., Tchikangwa, B., Sardjono, M.A., Porro, R., Woelfel, J., Colfer, C.J.P. 2001. In search of a conservation ethic . In: Colfer, C.J.P., Byron, Y. (eds.). People managing forests: the links between human well-being and sustainability. :155-166. Washington, DC, Resources for the Future and CIFOR.
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This paper makes use of the Galileo method to compare cognitive distances between selected forest-related concepts in Brazil, Indonesia and Cameroon. The purpose is to determine whether or not there are significant differences in people’s perceptions that could reflect the concept of a conservation ethic in these locations. Specific hypotheses focus on the cognitive relationships between spirit and forest; between forest, good and future; and between forest and me. Although the method provides interesting and useful information on cognition, it is less useful in clarifying the existence or measurement of a conservation ethic.