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Authordc.contributor.authorÁlvarez Varas, Rocío 
Authordc.contributor.authorBarrios Garrido, Héctor 
Authordc.contributor.authorSkamiotis Gómez, Iohandy 
Authordc.contributor.authorPetitpas, Robert 
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationIsland Studies Journal, 15(1), 2020, 253-270es_ES
Abstractdc.description.abstractSea turtles are deeply rooted in Pacific cultures. Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) has a complex societal and ecological history and marine resources have always been exploited; nevertheless, little is known about relationships between these resources and Rapanui islanders. This study aims to explore the historical and contemporary role of sea turtles on Rapa Nui, contrasting it with information from other Pacific region societies. We triangulated information through a literature review, semi-structured interviews, and participant observations. Our results show a strong cultural connection between Rapa Nui and other Pacific islands, with turtles represented in their art, culture, mythology, symbolism, popular traditions, and ritual and spiritual life. Use of these animals on Rapa Nui has varied historically, and nowadays turtle consumption is widely rejected among Rapanui community members. Currently, sea turtles have a crucial role in tourism, constituting an opportunity for local development, further knowledge, and conservation of natural heritage.es_ES
Patrocinadordc.description.sponsorshipComisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT) 21160168 Natural Resources Program of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, CONICYT/FONDAP 15110006 James Cook University (IPR Scholarship)es_ES
Publisherdc.publisherUniversity of Prince Edward Islandes_ES
Type of licensedc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Chile*
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Sourcedc.sourceIsland Studies Journales_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectEaster Islandes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectPacific islandses_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectRapa Nuies_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectSea turtleses_ES
Títulodc.titleCultural role of sea turtles on Rapa Nui (Easter Island): Spatial and temporal contrast in the Pacific island regiones_ES
Document typedc.typeArtículo de revistaes_ES
Indexationuchile.indexArtículo de publicación ISIes_ES

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