Atong Kabakhawan: Making Participation Meaningful in Community-Based Mangrove Restoration in Negros Oriental, Philippines

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Basurto, Xavier

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Campbell, Lisa

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Siegelman, Ben

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2019-04-19T06:28:00Z

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2019-04-19T06:28:00Z

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2019-04-19

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Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences

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Community-based management has a long history in the Philippines, where local participation has been a central concern of coastal conservation. Participation, however, is poorly defined and assessments are rarely based on the perceptions of participants themselves. Building on applied anthropology and participatory research techniques, I studied participation through an ethnography of community-based mangrove restoration projects in Negros Oriental, Philippines. Ethnographic research revealed the values, goals, and perceptions of local participants while situating these findings within their broader social context. I use Bisaya language as a guide for analysis, examining key phrases to show how local meanings impact mangrove participation in unexpected ways. From these findings, I make recommendations for applying ethnographic insights to project activities and develop a perception-based monitoring tool to assess participant engagement.

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https://hdl.handle.net/10161/18341

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en_US

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Ethnography

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Applied Anthropology

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Perceptions

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Conservation and Development

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Political Ecology

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Participation

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Atong Kabakhawan: Making Participation Meaningful in Community-Based Mangrove Restoration in Negros Oriental, Philippines

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Master's project

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