Mawas - et casesudie i skovbevarelse og bæredygtig udvikling

Denice Engel

Studenteropgave: Speciale


To prevent further ecological devastation throughout the world it is important to understand the necessity for a change in the way we approach development. A need for combining growth driven development, which has been the mainstream development scheme for most of the 20th century, with a more holistic approach to development is imperative for navigating in a globalised world where the recognition of unlimited use of resources cannot continue in a finite ecological world. Therefore, this thesis examines the possible social and economic difficulties, which have to be taken in to account when combining forest conservation and sustainable development in the Mawas area in Indonesia. The dysfunctional political and economic structures, which cause deforestation, are a prerequisite to the hypothesis of the implementation of sustainable development and conservation that the thesis processes. The thesis accounts for the discourse in sustainable development from the 1950’s and onwards and a discussion of what precautions must be taken when linking conservation and sustainable development. Thus, the Mawas area is used as a critical case-study to shed light upon the environmental, social and economic challenges when engaging in local embedded development incentives. Saving the habitat of the orangutan is the point the of departure for the incentives in the Mawas case-study, therefore the orangutan becomes a symbol for the necessity for combining forest conservation and sustainable development in the Mawas area.

UddannelserInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato7 apr. 2014
VejledereMette Fog Olwig


  • Skovbevarelse
  • bæredygtig udvikling