Reconciling Nature and Culture in a Global Context

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  Reconciling Natureand Culture in aGlobal Context? Lessons from theWorld Heritage ListSandra Pannell Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management RESEARCH REPORT       RECONCILING NATURE AND CULTUREIN A GLOBAL CONTEXT? LESSONS FROM THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST Sandra Pannell Rainforest CRC, James Cook University, Cairns Established and supported under the Australian Cooperative Research Centres Program  © Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology andManagement.ISBN 0 86443 766 8This work is copyright. The Copyright Act1968 permits fair dealing for study,research, news reporting, criticism or review. Selected passages, tables or diagrams may be reproduced for suchpurposes provided acknowledgment of thesource is included. Major extracts of theentire document may not be reproducedby any process without written permissionof the Chief Executive Officer, CooperativeResearch Centre for Tropical RainforestEcology and Management.Published by the Cooperative ResearchCentre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology andManagement. Further copies may berequested from the Cooperative ResearchCentre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology andManagement, James Cook University,PO Box 6811, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia.This publication should be cited as:Pannell, S. (2006) Reconciling Nature and Culture in a Global Context? Lessons fromthe World Heritage List  . CooperativeResearch Centre for Tropical RainforestEcology and Management. RainforestCRC, Cairns, Australia (114 pp.).Cover Images © (Top) Komodo Dragon. Image: Roger Wilkinson.  (Centre) The cultural landscape of ValD’Orcia. Image: Roger Wilkinson. (Bottom) Historic Centre of Macau. Image:Roger Wilkinson.May 2006Layout by Birgit KuehnFor copies of this document, please visitwww.rainforest-crc.jcu.edu.auThe views expressed in this publication donot necessarily represent those of theRainforest CRC. While every effort hasbeen made to ensure that the informationis accurate at the time of printing, theRainforest CRC does not acceptresponsibility for any errors or omissions. Absrcinal and Torres Strait Islander People should be warned that thisdocument contains images of deceasedpersons.  Reconciling Nature and Culture in a Global Context?Lessons from the World Heritage List  i  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This study was made possible by a grant from the Cooperative Research Centre for TropicalRainforest Ecology and Management (Rainforest CRC), James Cook University and theDepartment of the Environment and Heritage, Canberra.I am particularly indebted to Professor Nigel Stork, Director of the Rainforest CRC, and hisunreserved support for this research project. I would also like to acknowledge the researchassistance, intellectual input and ongoing interest of Daniel Vachon in the preparation of thisreport.My interest in World Heritage, and particularly the nature-culture paradigm that underscoresUNESCO’s World Heritage Convention, was initially fuelled by conversations with mycolleague Joseph Reser. I would like to take the opportunity here to thank Joe for our manystimulating exchanges.Particular thanks also go to my colleagues, Joan Bentrupperbäumer, Roger Wilkinson andDermot Smyth for their respective contributions in the form of suggested reading material,photographic images of World Heritage sites visited in the course of this study, and coffeeshop chats.Last, but not least, I would like to acknowledge the invaluable editorial input of Birgit Kuehnand Shannon Hogan, members of the ‘Communications Program’ at the Rainforest CRC. Dr Sandra Pannell Leader, Program 7  Rainforest CRC
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