UMass Amherst Geographer’s New Book Calls for Expanded Role of Indigenous Peoples in Worldwide Conservation Planning

Stan Stevens‘ new book, Indigenous Peoples, National Parks, and Protected Areas integrates wide-ranging, multidisciplinary intellectual perspectives with detailed analyses of new kinds of protected areas in diverse parts of the world.  It makes the case for a paradigm shift in conservation from exclusionary, uninhabited national parks and wilderness areas to new kinds of protected areas that recognize Indigenous peoples’ conservation contributions and rights.  Contributing authors include UMass Geography/Geosciences alum Brian Conz (PhD 2008).

Read more on the UMass Amherst news page  and on the University of Arizona Press webpage.