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Community and Biocultural Diversity Conservation in Ethiopia: Learning from Each Other

Text and photos by Fassil Gebeyehu Yelemtu I shall tell the story of my community in this article, but let me first say a few words about my interest in biocultural diversity conservation. Being exposed to the modern world and looking at unsuccessful stories of nature conservation, I always ask myself what the missing link

Sustain, Benefit, Celebrate: Embedding Nature in Our Culture

Text and photos by Rob Butler   In 2015, I flew to Ecuador, boarded a motorized canoe with a group of friends, and three hours later disembarked at a riverbank dock from which a boardwalk led us to a lagoon. There, guides and canoes awaited to take us to a rustic lodge immersed in Amazon

We Feed the World: Photographing Traditional Knowledge in the Kalix Communities of Northern Sweden

Text by Francesca Price Photographs by Clare Benson . We Feed the World is an international photographic initiative hosted by the Gaia Foundation. For the last thirty years, Gaia has worked with Indigenous communities to preserve local knowledge and enhance community ecological governance in order to revive biocultural diversity, regenerate healthy ecosystems and food systems,

People and Plants: Sustaining Agrobiodiversity through Art and Science in Zimbabwe

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Text, photos, and drawings by Saori Ogura . Dawn in the village. As the Milky Way—gwararakurumvi—recedes from a sky of deep navy blue, birds start to fly over the fields, espying millet and sorghum. The sun orb pierces the horizon and moves midheavenward. It’s March 2016, and I am a guest in the traditional chiefdom

It Takes Millennia to Make Ciccimmaretati: Cilento, Italy, as a Master of Biocultural Wisdom

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by Dario Ciccarelli Since January 1, 1995, when the World Trade Organization came into existence, the winds of globalization have picked up the world over, blowing local roofs off. As in the biblical story of the merchants selling in the temple, companies don’t self-regulate—they don’t see any limits to business. As a consequence, a vast

In the Abode of the Clouds: Biocultural Diversity of Meghalaya, India

by Raynold Lyngdoh Nestled in the more secluded northeastern region of India are several unique tribal groups, each diverse and distinct in their own right. Every group faces immense challenges in maintaining their linguistic and cultural diversity, as globalization and external influences perpetually challenge and erode the age-old traditional practices and knowledge of the people

Traditional Treasure: Local Knowledge for Climate Change Adaptation in Bangkukuk Taik, Nicaragua

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by Marie Besses and Martina Luger It’s 7 a.m., still early enough to leave Bluefields with a panga (skiff boat). The captain is watching the sky with a little concern. A gentle breeze is blowing, and it’s important to leave early before the wind stirs up the sea causing large waves. It takes two hours