Sustaining Cultural and Biological Diversity in a Rapidly Changing World: Lessons for Global Policy

Co-organizers (with American Museum of Natural History and IUCN), international conference “Sustaining Cultural and Biological Diversity in a Rapidly Changing World: Lessons for Global Policy”. American Museum of Natural History, New York, 2-5 April 2008. 

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Policy Matters: Issue 13

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Publication: History, Culture, and Conservation, Policy Matters 13 special issue, G. Borrini-Feyerabend, K. MacDonald, and L. Maffi (eds.). “We are dealing with complex and interlinked biocultural phenomena, and the time is ripe to understand them better and apply that understanding in the practice of conservation.” Luisa Maffi co-edited this issue of Policy Matters which includes for the first time, the instigative maps of Rick Stepp, Terralingua, and WWF. These maps are the first ever to show correlations between language, culture and environment. Section III: Understanding and Measuring Biocultural Diversity, contains articles by Luisa Maffi, Rick Stepp, David Harmon and Jonathan Loh, making this a must read for Terralingua enthusiasts and researchers in the field of Biocultural Diversity. The full issue of Policy Matters 13, can be downloaded here.

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Indigenous and Traditional Peoples of the World and Ecoregion Conservation

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Publication: Indigenous and Traditional Peoples of the World and Ecoregion Conservation: An Integrated Approach to Conserving the World’s Biological and Cultural Diversity, by G. Oviedo, L. Maffi, and P.B. Larsen and companion map Indigenous and Traditional Peoples and the Global 200 Ecoregions. Gland, Switzerland: WWF-International and Terralingua. A Key Terralingua Publication. From this link you are able to down load the publication as well as the map.

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