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Wallace Centenary Issue | Volume 7 | Number 3 | 2015 v7i3.191 cover 73


Wallace Centenary Issue | Volume 7 | Number 3 | 2015
Major Article
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)
Alfred Russel Wallace Centenary Issue

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Alfred Russel Wallace and the Wallacea
Organised by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences
Wakatobi - Indonesia (10–13 November 2013)
J. Supriatna, A.A.T. Amarasinghe, and C. Margules (Editors)
Published date: 30 July 2015
Pp. 202–212.


Chris Margules*, Jeffrey Sayer, Agni K. Boedhihartono, David Makes, Sahotra Sarkar & Jatna Supriatna
*Corresponding author. E-mail: chrismargules@gmail.com

Development in Wallacea, and eastern Indonesia generally, is gaining momentum. Here we query the applicability of what has become the standard or western Indonesia, model of development, for that part of Indonesia east of Wallace’s line. The numerous small islands with their finer grain of biological and cultural diversity suggest that alternative models focused locally with strong local community engagement might promote a different kind of economic development that maintains the natural resource base, including biodiversity, while providing opportunities for profitable enterprises to flourish. We describe some current examples that might be applicable more widely. The main problem with wider implementation is scaling up. Multiple conflicting goals have to be accommodated and because these are often not compatible with one another, the problem can only be solved at the landscape or seascape scale. We describe some modern methods for data management and computational analyses that can be used as decision support tools to help achieve this.

Key words : Wallacea, local development, landscape scale, multi-criteria analysis
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