We have fostered the development of policies that recognize the vital importance of the diversity of life in nature and culture, and promoting action to implement that recognition at international and national levels. Terralingua had a significant presence at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 4th World Conservation Congress, held in Barcelona in October 2008, We co-sponsored three resolutions: “Integrating Culture and Cultural Diversity into IUCN’s Policy and Programme”; “IUCN Adoption of Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”; and “Recognition and Conservation of Sacred Natural Sites in Protected Areas”, all of which were adopted by the IUCN Members’ Assembly.
Langscape's newest issue is now available. "The People's Issue - Part 1: Flows and Bridges" Flows: the flow of life in nature and culture, in space and time; the flow of water; the flow of memory; the flow of communication and understanding across cultures; the flow of art, dance, and beauty. Bridges: bridges across often
Our 2014 Annual Report is now available for download. You'll find the past year's news about our projects: Voices of the Earth, the Biocultural Diversity Education Initiative, the Biocultural Diversity Toolkit, and our magazine Langscape, along with our 2014 financial summary and an acknowledgment of our generous supporters. Please do take a moment to read
Saturday, January 17, 2015 Abstract Submissions - Now Closed This issue of Langscape is the "People's Issue" - dedicated to YOU! We want to hear from you, for there is a crucial global dialogue that needs to happen. What are your own thoughts about the value of diversity in nature and culture? What is happening
We created Terralingua Ubuntu as a space for Terralingua members and friends to come together as a community, connect, and work together to sustain the biocultural diversity of life. Ubuntu is a word in the isiXhosa and isiZulu languages of South Africa, meaning: 1. Humanity or personhood, achieved through interconnectedness with other people and community.
Terralingua Langscape Volume 3, Issue 1 Biocultural Approaches to Education. With Guest Editor: Yvonne Vizina
We are pleased to bring you the first issue of Langscape's new series. In this issue, guest-edited by Yvonne Vizina, we explore how both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal philosophies rooted in the interconnection between language, culture, and nature can inspire and shape new and integrative approaches to education, within and outside the school, and how they
Biocultural Diversity Education Initiative (BCDEI) The goal of the BCDEI is to introduce the idea and relevance of biocultural diversity to high school students (and their teachers). So far we have prepared an overview and other introductory materials for teachers, and are completing three initial curriculum lessons: an introduction to biocultural diversity and two case
Voices of the Earth As a part of our Voices of the Earth project, we continued to support the Tsilhqot’in First Nation of British Columbia, Canada, in their efforts to document their oral traditions related to their relationship with the land. This material contributed to testimony in an environmental assessment of a gold mining project that was
Terralingua Langscape Volume 2, Issue 13 Weaving Tradition and Innovation. With Guest Editor: Kierin Mackenzie
The challenge we put out in this issue of Langscape is how we can weave tradition and innovation together to actively transform our current global paradigm. How can the linguistic, cultural, and biological treasures handed down to us be utilized in order to ensure their and our continuing existence? How do we draw on ancestral
Biocultural Diversity Toolkit The Toolkit consists of a series of short volumes aiming to introduce biocultural diversity and relevant approaches and tools to a broad audience of researchers, practitioners, and the general public. Each volume includes introductory articles, conceptual and methodological pieces, and case studies, presented in a handsome and user-friendly format. The material was