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‘Fortress’ conservation policies threaten the food security of rural populations

By Terry Sunderland, Professor in the Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia
Barriers created by “fortress conservation” — as in the near-total sectioning off of land for conservation without human interference — are threatening important dietary diversity for the up to 1.5 billion people around the world who rely on wild foods, from bushmeat to wild vegetables and fruit.

Conservation, especially when modelled on notions of “pristine nature” — environments untouched by human influence — can create obstacles by limiting access…The Conversation

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