Biocultural Diversity Conservation: A Global Sourcebook

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Routledge, Sep 10, 2012 - Science - 304 pages
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The field of biocultural diversity is emerging as a dynamic, integrative approach to understanding the links between nature and culture and the interrelationships between humans and the environment at scales from the global to the local. Its multifaceted contributions have ranged from theoretical elaborations, to mappings of the overlapping distributions of biological and cultural diversity, to the development of indicators as tools to measure, assess, and monitor the state and trends of biocultural diversity, to on-the-ground implementation in field projects. This book is a unique compendium and analysis of projects from all around the world that take an integrated biocultural approach to sustaining cultures and biodiversity. The 45 projects reviewed exemplify a new focus in conservation: this is based on the emerging realization that protecting and restoring biodiversity and maintaining and revitalizing cultural diversity and cultural vitality are intimately, indeed inextricably, interrelated. Published with Terralingua and IUCN
 

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Contents

Sustaining Biocultural DiversityThe Projects
21
Sustaining Biocultural DiversityFuture Directions
173
References
197
Analytical Tables
209
Survey Details
237
Survey Contributor Information
243
Directory of Selected Resources on Biocultural Diversity
249
About Terralingua
267
About the Authors
269
Index
271
Plates
283
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Luisa Maffi, Ph.D., is a linguist and anthropologist, and one of the originators of the field of biocultural diversity. She is co-founder and Director of the international NGO Terralingua. She is based in British Columbia, Canada. Ellen Woodley, Ph.D., works as an ecological consultant in environment and development, specializing in issues of local and traditional ecological knowledge. She is based in Ontario, Canada.

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