A social contract for biodiversity: Institutional solutions to environmental conservation in the Philippines


D. Garrity

Type of Document:
Research Brief


SANREM CRSP, University of Georgia

Date of Publication:

Place of Publication:
Watkinsville, GA


This brief addresses the questions: How to reconcile the diverse needs and claims of indigenous people, farming households, government agencies, and environmentalist groups? How to capitalize on local communities’ commitment and conservation ethic for the enforcement of protective boundaries?

How do tribal ancestral domain rights relate to conservation Goals? This brief draws from articles by Dennis Garrity et al. in: Seeking Sustainability: challenges of agricultural development and environmental management in a Philippine watershed. Edited by I. Coxhead and G. Buenavista. PCARRD, Los Banos, Laguna, 2001.

Additional Bibliographic Information

Garrity, D. 2001. A Social Contract for Biodiversity: Institutional Solutions to Environmental Conservation in the Philippines. SANREM CRSP Research Brief No. 4.

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