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Indigenous Knowledge for Biodiversity Conservation

  title={Indigenous Knowledge for Biodiversity Conservation},
  author={Madhav Gadgil and Fikret Berkes and Carl Folke},
Indigenous peoples with a historical continuity of resource-use practices often possess a broad knowledge base of the behavior of complex ecological systems in their own localities. This knowledge has accumulated through a long series of observations transmitted from generation to generation. Such ''diachronic'' observations can be of great value and complement the ''synchronic''observations on which western science is based. Where indigenous peoples have depended, for long periods of time, on… 
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Diversity: Cultural and biological.
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  • Biology
    Trends in ecology & evolution
  • 1987
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