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|Other Titles:||Institutional Analysis of Public Participation of Indigenous People in Watershed Governance: A Case Study of Lunpi Community in Yilan County|
Chia-Ying Yao, Shyue-Cherng Liaw
Department of Geography, NTNU
The purpose of this research was to study the public participation of indigenous people in the environmental governance of stream conservation of the Jiuliao Stream Watershed in the Lunpi community, Yilan County. We attempted to understand the effects of governmental policies on indigenous community conservation and eco-tourism development. Moreover, we also examined public perception of this watershed management. The Lunpi community is located in the Datong Township. The local residents mostly belong to the indigenous Atayal tribe. We conducted in-depth interviews of 27 local indigenous people. The Institutional Analysis and Development Framework (IAD) was applied to analyze the watershed governance and assess the outcomes of stream conservation in the Jiuliao Stream watershed. The Lunnpi community started to carry out the stream conservation for fishery protection in 2002. The local residents had obligations for collective action in stream conservation. As a result, the environmental conditions in watershed were rapidly restored, and the outcomes were successful and fruitful. The Community Development Association actively applied for projects; while the Datong Township Office also worked hard to cooperate. Therefore, many government departments gradually provided many resources for the Lunnpi community to promote the collective action of local residents. Since the government subsidy projects were phased out, they were unusual and persistent in supporting communities. Therefore, following the termination of the projects, the Lunnpi community gradually experienced a shortage of funds and labor, and the collective actions of the community gradually declined. The work of the watershed governance was therefore eventually taken over by government departments.
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