Cypri Jehan Paju Dale

cdale cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Research Departments・Position

Global Humanosphere・Affiliated Researcher

Area

Indonesia, West Papua, Southeast Asia

Research Interests / Keywords

Politics of development, endogenous transformation, interspecies companionship, anthropology of christianity


Overview

Conservation, Ecotourism, and Interspecies Companionship in Komodo National Park Indonesia

At CSEAS, he is working on a book manuscript from his dissertation while embarking on a new research project that examines social, cultural, and ecological transformations brought by the introduction of large-scale tourism development and conservation projects in the Islands of Flores, Indonesia. At the core of this research is an investigation of the entanglement between conservation, eco-tourism, and interspecies companionship in the Komodo National Park, a 1773 km2 terrestrial and marine protected zone that is the home of Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis) and their companions, including humans.