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Record number 543567
Title Reindeer Herders Without Reindeer. The Challenges of Joint Knowledge Production on Kolguev Island in the Russian Arctic
Author(s) Pristupa, A.O.; Lamers, M.A.J.; Tysyachnyouk, M.; Amelung, S.B.
Source Society & Natural Resources 32 (2019)3. - ISSN 0894-1920 - p. 338 - 356.
Department(s) Environmental Systems Analysis Group
Environmental Policy
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) Arctic - ECORA - ecosystem approach - indigenous involvement in natural resource management - indigenous peoples - integrated ecosystem management - joint knowledge production - Kolguev Island - reindeer herding - Russia
Abstract Kolguev Island in the Russian Arctic has a unique tundra ecosystem and an indigenous Nenets population whose livelihood is traditionally based on reindeer herding. The Nenets faced a major crisis in 2013–2014 when the reindeer population collapsed. Widely different explanations for this collapse were put forward. This lack of a shared perspective points at the failure of genuine joint knowledge production (JKP) in the island’s UNEP–GEF’s ECORA project (2004–2009). The ECORA project aimed to achieve integrated ecosystem management by stimulating dialog and mutual learning among indigenous people, state agencies, and scientists. This paper analyses the failure of ECORA’s JKP, using a recently developed framework of conditions for successful JKP. The results suggest that ECORA met none of these conditions. It failed at bringing the scientific and indigenous knowledge systems together, and the produced knowledge did not resonate with indigenous people’s perception of living in Kolguev.
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