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dc.creatorJoshi, D.en_US
dc.creatorGallant, B.en_US
dc.creatorHakhu, A.en_US
dc.creatorDe Silva, S.en_US
dc.creatorMcDougall, C.en_US
dc.creatorDubois, M.en_US
dc.creatorArulingam, I.en_US
dc.identifier.citationDeepa Joshi, Bryce Gallant, Arunima Hakhu, Sanjiv De Silva, Cynthia McDougall, Mark Dubois, Indika Arulingam. (1/6/2021). Ramsar Convention and the wise use of wetlands: rethinking inclusion. Ecological Restoration, 39 (Special issue: Restoration for Whom, by Whom? ), pp. 36-44.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Ramsar Convention on Wetlands emphasizes the “wise use” of wetlands by conserving the ecological character of wetlands while managing the socio-economic value these landscapes hold for different stakeholders. Reviewing the Convention obligations, resolutions, and guidelines through a feminist political ecology lens, we find them to be overtly simplistic and technocratic. A deliberately generic framing of socio-ecological interrelations and of economic trade-offs between wetland uses and users obscures broader political and social contexts which shape complex nature-society interrelations in the use, management, and governance of wetlands. Poverty, the cultural significance of wetlands—particularly for indigenous communities—and gender equality have only recently been considered in wetlands management and governance guidelines and interventions. These recent additions provide little insight on the power imbalances which shape plural values, meanings, experiences, and voices in wetlands use and governance, especially for the most marginalized of wetlands users. We welcome the call for a “reformulation” of a socio-ecological approach to managing and governing wetlands, but caution that unless wetlands governance structures and processes are re-politicized, changes in policies and approaches will likely remain rhetorical.en_US
dc.publisherEcological Restorationen_US
dc.sourceEcological Restoration;39,1-2 (2021) Pagination 36,44en_US
dc.subjectsocio-ecological approachen_US
dc.titleRamsar Convention and the wise use of wetlands: rethinking inclusionen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.contributor.crpWATER, LAND AND ECOSYSTEMSen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Water Management Instituteen_US
cg.contributor.projectSeeking transformative change: identifying and addressing root causes of gender inequity in wetlands management in MyanmaRen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouth-Eastern Asiaen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgender equalityen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Water Management Instituteen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationCGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystemsen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexeden_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorMcDougall, C.en_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorDubois, M.en_US
cg.description.themeMiscellaneous themesen_US
cg.creator.idCynthia McDougall: 0000-0002-5606-6813en_US
cg.creator.idMark Dubois: 0000-0002-8092-6465en_US
cg.creator.idIndika Arulingam: 0000-0002-6995-238Xen_US

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