Describes how and why global conservation ideas have taken root in state bureaucracy, civil society, and upland areas to affect livelihood and development outcomes on Palawan Island—a resource frontier and international biodiversity hotspot. . . . The book shows that paying attention to the assumptions buried in changing conservation strategies can expose how and why interventions often become entangled in local political economic change and exacerbate socioeconomic differences among the rural poor.
Published in 2009.