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Traditional knowledge and biocultural diversity: Learning from tribal communities for sustainable development in northeast India

Singh, RK and Pretty, J and Pilgrim, S (2010) 'Traditional knowledge and biocultural diversity: Learning from tribal communities for sustainable development in northeast India.' Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 53 (4). 511 - 533. ISSN 0964-0568

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Abstract

This paper presents a synthesis of grassroots activities designed to promote the learning and conservation of traditional knowledge and related biocultural resources among Adi, Monpa and Khasi tribes of northeast India. The results indicate that the participation of knowledge holders in various village level activities can enhance the promotion of traditional practices, learning of knowledge and conservation of related resources. Knowledge holders of varying age groups and social systems have many notable traditional practices that provide promising solutions to current challenges. The promotion of traditional knowledge-based products can also facilitate the conservation of resources and the subsistence survival of people. Strong multi-level networks between all stakeholders are needed to ensure the sustainability of traditional knowledge and conservation of biocultural resources of communities of northeast India. © 2010 University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Biological Sciences, School of
Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 16:06
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/907

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