Cypri Jehan Paju Dale
Global Humanosphere・Affiliated Researcher
Indonesia, West Papua, Southeast Asia
Research Interests / Keywords
Politics of development, endogenous transformation, interspecies companionship, anthropology of christianity
|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.