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Birds of paradise and environmental politics in colonial Indonesia, 1890-1931
Paper landscapes: explorations in the environmental history of Indonesia (1997)
  • Robert Cribb, The Australian National University
Abstract

Pressure to protect the bird of paradise, native to New Guinea and eastern Indonesia, began to develop in the late nineteenth century. Progress was slow, partly because lack of knowledge of the ecology of the birds made it difficult to assess the best way to provide protection, partly because of problems of enforcement, partly because of countervailing interests represented by the trade in pelts.

Keywords
  • birds of paradise,
  • birds,
  • trade,
  • conservation,
  • environmental politics,
  • environment,
  • Indonesia,
  • Netherlands Indies,
  • Indies,
  • Dutch East Indies,
  • Wallace,
  • extermination,
  • extinction,
  • Paradisaeidae,
  • New Guinea,
  • West New Guinea,
  • Dutch New Guinea,
  • West Papua,
  • Papua,
  • Halmahera,
  • Aru,
  • Magellan,
  • Maluku. Moluccas,
  • Bacan Charles V,
  • Charles the Fifth,
  • Pigafetta,
  • burung dewata,
  • Pigafeta,
  • Linschoten,
  • Linnaeus,
  • Raja Ampat,
  • Sorong,
  • manucode,
  • Yule,
  • Burnell,
  • Ternate,
  • Dutch,
  • Paradiaea,
  • apoda,
  • minor,
  • Singapore,
  • hunting,
  • Geser,
  • Chinese,
  • Bugis,
  • KPM,
  • Hollandia,
  • Ansus,
  • Kokas,
  • Mimika,
  • Merauke,
  • Seram,
  • Ambon,
  • Sulawesi,
  • firearms,
  • Swadling,
  • plumes,
  • paradise,
  • Darwin,
  • Darwinism,
  • dodo,
  • paradijsvogels,
  • Steller's sea cow,
  • feathers,
  • Clercq,
  • van der Wijck,
  • Amboina,
  • Waigeo,
  • Sukabumi,
  • Lanbouwvereeniging,
  • Landbouwvereniging,
  • Bond ter Bestrijding eener Gruweelmode,
  • Piepers,
  • van Houten,
  • customs,
  • firearms,
  • Arafura Sea,
  • birds nests,
  • pacht,
  • Tidore,
  • golden doves,
  • Ptilinopus,
  • luteovirens,
  • Manokwari,
  • Fakfak,
  • Fak Fak,
  • controleur,
  • Koningsberger,
  • Buitenzorg,
  • Bogor,
  • Batanta,
  • Misool,
  • Raad van Indie,
  • sport,
  • licence,
  • Melchior,
  • Treub,
  • Colijn,
  • German New Guinea,
  • ordinance,
  • Goura,
  • Tienhoven,
  • Sarasin,
  • Koorders,
  • Dammerman,
  • Lulofs,
  • alcohol,
  • guns,
  • disease,
  • Papuans,
  • statistics,
  • telrecht,
  • Bird's Head Peninsula,
  • Jared,
  • Diamond,
  • conservation,
  • nature conservation
Disciplines
Publication Date
1997
Publisher
KITLV Press
Citation Information
Robert Cribb. "Birds of paradise and environmental politics in colonial Indonesia, 1890-1931" LeidenPaper landscapes: explorations in the environmental history of Indonesia (1997)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_cribb/22/