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Title: Collaborative Conservation of a Socio-Ecological Production Landscape through ICT Tools
Authors: Peng, Li-Pei
Wang, Chung-Jung
Onitsuka, Kenichiro
Author's alias: 鬼塚, 健一郎
Keywords: socio-ecological production landscape
conservative activity
community collaboration
Issue Date: 9-Sep-2017
Publisher: MDPI AG
Journal title: Environments
Volume: 4
Issue: 3
Thesis number: 63
Abstract: Rural socio-ecological production landscape (SEPL) presents a mosaic combination of various use and spatial patterns. The rural SEPL claims conservation because it produces bundles of ecosystem services and well-being for people. However, due to the prevalent use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in recent years, we attempt to explore how the new ICT tool was employed to conserve the rural SEPL. This study targets four rural communities that the Balian River flows across in Sanzhi district, New Taipei city. These communities self-organized a river conservation patrol team and utilized LINE (an instant messaging software) group to manage the SEPL as well. We conducted mixed method research to collect their group conversation evidences including time, amount and content for basic quantitative analysis. Further, we adopted the qualitative in-depth interviews of key-informants to examine the characteristic of activities, the collaboration among communities and the benefits and issues during their action practices. The results show the ICT tools are indeed effective in assisting in social learning when conducting a cross-region of SEPL conservation activities.
Rights: © 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).
DOI(Published Version): 10.3390/environments4030063
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