Rethinking Cultural Heritage in Southeast Asia: A Case Study from the New Nation of Timor Leste

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    Description

    This project combines the skills and experience of Australian natural and cultural heritage researchers in a collaborative initiative with Timorese partners to research and implement the management plan for the Nino Conis Santana National Park, the first national park in post-Independence Timor Leste. Adapting an innovative community-values approach to cultural and natural heritage conservation, the project seeks to operationalise comanagement principles and demonstrate a model for protected area management across Timor Leste and the wider Southeast Asian region. Effective management and sensitive development of environmental and cultural resources is vital for sustainable economic growth and political stability in Timor Leste.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/02/0931/01/13

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD228,348.00
    • NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change, Cultural Heritage Division: AUD59,999.00

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