Protecting Biocultural Diversity (International Innovation Magazine)
Christian R Vogl, Gary J. Martin and Christoph Schunko are members of a project* supporting indigenous management of biocultural diversity in conserved areas. In this article, they discuss the importance of local participation, and the difficulties of integrating different forms of expertise.
*GDF co-coordinated the three-year EU-funded project entitled “Assessing the effectiveness of community-based management strategies for biocultural diversity conservation” (COMBIOSERVE), a consortium of 10 institutions working together to assess and support community-based strategies to manage diversity and develop novel research methods based on co-enquiry. Read about the COMBIOSERVE project here.