Sacred Ecology: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Resource Management

  title={Sacred Ecology: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Resource Management},
  author={Fikret Berkes},
This book deals with the topic of traditional ecological knowledge specifically in the context of natural resource management. An issue of today is how humans can develop a more acceptable relationship with the environment that supports them. Growing interest in traditional ecological knowledge is perhaps indicative of two things: the need for ecological insights from indigenous practices of resource use; and the need to develop a new ecological ethic in part by learning from the wisdom of… 
Changing resource management paradigms, traditional ecological knowledge, and non-timber forest products.
—We begin this paper by exploring the shift now occurring in the science that provides the theoretical basis for resource management practice. The concepts of traditional ecological knowledge and
Indigenous groups offer alternative knowledge and perspectives based on their own locally developed practices of resource use. We surveyed the international literature to focus on the role of
Roles of Traditional Ecological Knowledge for Biodiversity Conservation
Indigenous peoples are actively engaged as partners in biodiversity conservation and biodiversity inhabit local areas. They have a broad knowledge base of the behavior of complex ecological systems
Views of traditional ecological knowledge in co-management bodies in Nunavik, Quebec
  • E. Peters
  • Environmental Science
    Polar Record
  • 2003
Although there is increasing recognition that traditional ecological knowledge can make important contributions to environmental and resource-management issues, there are also indications that its
On the role of traditional ecological knowledge as a collaborative concept: a philosophical study
  • K. Whyte
  • Education
    Ecological Processes
  • 2013
It is argued that environmental scientists and policy professionals, indigenous and non-indigenous, should not be in the business of creating definitions of TEK and should focus more on creating long term processes that allow the different implications of approaches to knowledge in relation to stewardship goals to be responsibly thought through.
Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge with Western Science for Optimal Natural Resource Management
Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) has been recognized within indigenous communities for millennia; however, traditional ecological knowledge has received growing attention within the western
Professional ecological knowledge: an unrecognized knowledge domain within natural resource management
Successful natural resource management is dependent on effective knowledge exchange and utilization. Local/traditional/ indigenous knowledge derived from place-based experience and scientific
"A lot of it comes from the heart": The nature and integration of ecological knowledge in tribal and nontribal forest management
This article explores the generation, transmission, and nature of ecological knowledge used by tribal and nontribal natural resource management agency personnel who collectively manage a 666,542-acre
Market Integration and the Distribution of Ecological Knowledge within an Ecuadorian Fishing Community
Abstract Scholars typically depict traditional ecological knowledge as a vanishing resource, negatively correlated with the capitalization of a community. The default view also tends to conceptualize