Synergy Between Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Conservation Science Supports Forest Preservation in Ecuador

  title={Synergy Between Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Conservation Science Supports Forest Preservation in Ecuador},
  author={Christoph D. Becker and Kabita Ghimire},
Meeting the desires of individuals while sustaining ecological “public goods” is a central challenge in natural resources conservation. Indigenous communities routinely make common property decisions balancing benefits to individuals with benefits to their communities. Such traditional knowledge offers insight for conservation. Using surveys and field observations, this case study examines aspects of indigenous institutions and ecological knowledge used by rural Ecuadorians to manage a forest… CONTINUE READING
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