01.01.2007 - Natural Sciences Sector

Report - Bridging the gap between the rights and needs of indigenous communities and the management of protected areas: case studies from Thailand; Surin Islands National Marine Park and the Moken, Tarutao National Marine Park and the Urak Lawoi

Bridging the gap between the rights and needs of indigenous communities and the management of protected areas: case studies from Thailand; Surin Islands National Marine Park and the Moken, Tarutao National Marine Park and the Urak Lawoi - 2007 (PDF)

For nearly ten years, the Andaman Pilot Project, which is supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and, most recently, the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has facilitated research on the indigenous “sea gypsy” communities that inhabit two of Thailand’s national marine parks in the Andaman Sea: the Moken of the Surin Islands National Marine Park and the Urak Lawoi of Tarutao National Marine Park in the Adang Archipelago.

This report presents and analyses data collected between 2004 and 2005 in the Surin Islands and Tarutao national marine parks. The report concludes with recommendations for enhanced protected area management and methods to promote natural and cultural conservation.




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