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Orang-utans as issue animals: how flagship species are implicated in rallying actors around conservation issues

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Within human cultures, animals often come to symbolize the environmental controversies in which they are entangled; yet the roles played by such animals go far beyond mute signification. This paper critically engages with ‘flagship species’ theory from the field of conservation, to trace an account of the ways in which animals become implicated in the rallying of various actors (and objects) around conservation issues. It introduces the term “issue-animals” to describe the under-explored prac...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Conservation Governance
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Geography,School of
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Masters

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