Biocultural Diversity Conservation is a treasure trove of the many approaches that have been taken by the world's diverse cultures to maintain the biological systems upon which they depend. This invaluable resource will certainly find great utility in all parts of the world and among many disciplines. It represents a key milestone in our global understanding of the profound and inextricable links between cultural and biological diversity.
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Written by two of the leading lights in this new and growing field, it is filled with important information, case studies and analyses on a global scale. Turner, University of Victoria, Canada "At long last: an authoritative guide to biocultural conservation.
This is a splendid illumination of the intermingled diversity of culture and nature But the more I understood and thought about it the more sense it seemed to make. Biocultural diversity conservation--the preservation and respect of all human diversity within the diversity of the rest of life on Earth may be a good place to find solutions. Luisa Maffi, Ph.
She is based in British Columbia, Canada. Ellen Woodley, Ph. She is based in Ontario, Canada.
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New Releases. Description 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.
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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.
Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x What Is Biocultural Diversity? Overview of the Projects 5. Cross-cutting Analysis of the Projects 6.