Biocultural Diversity Conservation: A Global Sourcebook. LuisaMaffi and EllenWoodley. London, UK and Washington, DC: Earthscan, : Biocultural Diversity Conservation: A Global Sourcebook ( ): Luisa Maffi, Ellen Woodley: Books. The field of biocultural diversity is emerging as a dynamic, integrative approach to understanding the links between nature and culture and the interrelationships .

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This book is a unique compendium and analysis of projects from all over the world that take an integrated biocultural approach to sustaining cultures and biodiversity. The 45 projects reviewed in the book exemplify this new focus in conservation, based on the emerging realization that protecting and restoring biodiversity and maintaining and revitalizing cultural diversity and cultural vitality are intimately interrelated.

This implies that to maintain biodiversity it is also necessary to sustain cultural diversity; conversely, in order to sustain cultural diversity, it is necessary to maintain biodiversity.


The book shows how biocultural diversity conservation is done in practice, biocjltural a diversity of approaches adapted to a variety of contexts.

The methodological diversity that is adapted to different contexts is in line with the biocultural diversity of life itself, and confers individual and collective strength to these integrated conservation efforts.

The book reviews the theory of biocultural diversity and why it is relevant for sourcebokk presents and analyzes the projects; draws lessons learned; offers recommendations and proposes next steps for the further development of this approach; and considers the role of biocultural diversity in relation to the future of sustainability.

Why a Sourcebook on Biocultural Diversity? What Is Biocultural Diversity?

Overview of the Projects 5. Cross-cutting Analysis of the Projects 6. Filling the Gaps and Connecting the Dots: Recommendations and Next Steps 8.

Biocultural Diversity Conservation: A Global Sourcebook – Luisa Maffi, Ellen Woodley – Google Books

Analytical Tables Appendix 2: Survey Details Appendix 3: Survey Contributor Information Appendix 4: About Terralingua Appendix 6: She is based in British Columbia. Ellen Woodley works as an ecological consultant in environment and development, specializing in issues globa, local and traditional ecological knowledge.


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