The theme of this issue of Langscape Magazine is “Biocultural Diversity Conservation: Communities at the Cutting Edge.” Authors give voice to communities around the world — Thailand to Colombia, South Africa to Sweden, the Caribbean to the Caucasus — and to the inspiring work they are doing to conserve biocultural diversity. What does it mean for a community to “conserve” biocultural diversity?
Ultimately, people don’t conserve particular places or cultural practices — they conserve values that they associate with those places and practices. One can think of conservation as a range of culturally specific techniques people use to ensure the continuity of values that are important to them.
Read more about this issue’s theme and read articles.
Read the Editorial.
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