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Values-led management: the guidance of place-based values in environmental relationships of the past, present, and future.

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posted on 2024-06-21, 03:53 authored by Kyle Artelle, Janet Stephenson, Corey Bragg, Jessie Housty, William Housty, Merata Kawharu, Nancy Turner
The prevalence of widespread, human-caused ecological degradation suggests that fundamental change is needed in how societies interact with the environment. In this paper we argue that durable models of environmental relationships already exist in approaches of place-based peoples, whose values connect people to their environments, provide guidance on appropriate behaviors, and structure sustained people-place relationships. To illustrate, we identify and discuss concordant values of indigenous peoples at opposite ends of the Pacific Ocean: the Māori of Aotearoa (New Zealand), and First Nations of the West Coast of Canada. We find that values of relatedness to, respect of, and reciprocity with other species and places correspond with sustained long-term relationships between people and places, and illustrate with examples from both regions. We propose that by integrating a values-led foundation into management broadly, values-led management could enable similar sustained relationships in places where they have been recently disrupted or where they are altogether lacking.

Funding

Funded by the New Zealand Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment's Our Land and Water National Science Challenge (Toitū te Whenua, Toiora te Wai) as part of project Mauri Whenua Ora

History

Publication date

2018-08-07

Language

  • English

Does this contain Māori information or data?

  • No

Journal title

Ecology & Society

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