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Author Maffi, Luisa

Title Biocultural diversity conservation : a global sourcebook / Luisa Maffi and Ellen Woodley

Publ Info London ; Washington, D.C. : Earthscan, 2010
 RWU Main Library  GN476 .M38 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xxi, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Foreword / by Gonzalo Oviedo -- Introduction: Why a sourcebook on biocultural diversity -- Pt. I. Biocultural diversity: conceptual framework. What is biocultural diversity? ; Why is a biocultural approach relevant for sustaining life in nature and culture? -- Pt. II. Sustaining biocultural diversity: the projects. Surveying biocultural diversity projects around the world ; Overview of the projects ; Cross-cutting analysis of the projects ; Lessons learned from the projects -- Pt. III. Sustaining biocultural diversity: future directions. Filling the gaps and connecting the dots : recommendations and next steps ; Biocultural diversity and the future of sustainability -- Appendix 1: Analytical tables -- Appendix 2: Survey details -- Appendix 3: Survey contributor information -- Appendix 4: Directory of selected resources on biocultural diversity -- Appendix 5: About Terralingua -- Appendix 6: About the authors
Note "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."--Publisher's description
LC subject Ethnoscience
Biodiversity conservation
Nature -- Effect of human beings on
Human ecology -- Philosophy
Sustainable living
Human ecology
Cultural pluralism
Add Author Woodley, Ellen
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