This is an extensive set of articles that are profoundly rich in sharing Tradition Ecological Knowledge and its application in our post-modern world’s host of overwhelming environmental challenges.
These articles are from Biohabitats – a national firm with an expertise in Conservation planning, ecological restoration and regenerative design.
A definition of Traditional Knowledge and Tradition Ecological Knowledge:
Traditional Knowledge, as defined by the Convention on Biological Diversity, Article 8 (j): refers to the knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities around the world. Developed from experience gained over the centuries and adapted to the local culture and environment, traditional knowledge is transmitted orally from generation to generation. It tends to be collectively owned and takes the form of stories, songs, folklore, proverbs, cultural values, beliefs, rituals, community laws, local language, and agricultural practices, including the development of plant species and animal breeds. Traditional knowledge is mainly of a practical nature, particularly in such fields as agriculture, fisheries, health, horticulture, and forestry.
Traditional Ecological Knowledge: The knowledge, practice, and belief concerning the relationship of living beings to one another and to the physical environment, which is held by peoples in relatively nontechnological societies with a direct dependence upon local resources. (Berkes 1993)