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Use of indigenous knowledge for conservation and development of fishing career at the Lampao Dam in northeast (Thailand)

This study examines the development background of the Lampao Dam, Thailand, and the use of ingenious knowledge for conservation and development of fishermen’s careers. The area of Ban Sa-at Na Thom, Tambon Lamkhlong, Amphoe Muang, Changwat Kalasin was used as a case study. Qualitative research methods were used, including interviews and focus groups with 32 informants. The article describes the background of the dam construction and related indigenous knowledge is detailed. The authors conclude that fishermen conserved fish resources using the traditional concept of believing in the powers of Phi Pu Ta, and in the new concept of relying on the state sector and participating in retaining fishing careers.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Biodiversity
  • Community fisheries
  • Environmental and biodiversity protection
  • Ethnic minorities and indigenous people
  • Wild capture commercial fishing and natural fisheries
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
Copyright Yes
Version / Edition 1.0
License CC-BY-4.0

Niwat Thongwol, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Rajabhat University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Tel: +668-0177-0746.

Author (individual) Saenyabud, Budsakorn
Co-author (individual) Chantachon, Songkoon; Boonchai, Phisit; Thongwol, Niwat
Publisher Science Publications
Publication date 2010
General note

Journal of Social Sciences,Volume 6,No. 3,315-319

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Date modified January 7, 2016, 22:15 (UTC)