By Gay M. Gomez
Louisiana's Chenier undeniable is a 2,200-square-mile area of marshes and oak-covered ridges (cheniers) that stretches alongside the Gulf of Mexico from Sabine Lake to Vermilion Bay. Its population, a few 6,000 humans of Cajun and different ancestries, hold robust fiscal and cultural ties to the land and its teeming flora and fauna. They name it paradise...but it's a weak paradise. during this multifaceted learn, homosexual Gomez explores the interplay of the land, humans, and flora and fauna of the Chenier simple, revealing either the distinctiveness of the sector and the demanding situations it faces.
After describing the geography and heritage of the Chenier simple, Gomez turns to the lifeways of its humans. Drawing on their phrases and tales, she tells how the chenier dwellers mix smooth occupations with conventional ambitions comparable to alligator and waterfowl looking, fur trapping, and fishing. She indicates how those traditions of natural world use supply either monetary incentives for conservation and a resource of private and position identification. This portrait of a "working wetland" finds how natural world use and appreciation may give upward thrust to a stewardship that balances organic, fiscal, and cultural matters in species and habitat protection.
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