Awareness of the value of indigenous knowledge — particularly its potential contribution to sustainable development — is growing at a time when such knowledge is being threatened as never before.
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Stronger links between scientific tools and the environment in which they operate can improve the effectiveness of early warning.
A pledge to increase support for biodiversity targets in developing countries is welcome, but care for indigenous people is vital too.
7 October 2012
Source: Economic and Political Weekly
Traditional knowledge can inform strategies for improving nutrition and help vulnerable populations cope with environmental change.
20 January 2010
Source: UN Standing Committee on Nutrition
Scientists and indigenous people have called on the government to protect Bosawás, a UNESCO biosphere reserve and the largest tropical rainforest in Central America.
8 May 2013
Rice varieties bred by farmers for local conditions are as hardy and adaptable as improved varieties and should be shared, say researchers.
27 February 2013