Langscape Volume II, Issue 7

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The Winter issue of Langscape has been sent out to all members. If you are not a member and would like to receive a copy of this publication please consider joining our membership. To download back issues of this publication visit our publications page.

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Biocultural Diversity Conservation: A Global Sourcebook

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Publication: Biocultural Diversity Conservation: A Global Sourcebook. Edited by Luisa Maffi and Ellen Woodley, Earthscan 2010. The material we present in this volume is the outcome of a project carried out over several years by Terralingua. In the course of this project, we conducted a worldwide survey to identify a representative sample of projects that take an integrative approach to sustaining cultures and biodiversity. The 45 projects we selected are ones that recognize the fundamental link between local languages, ecological knowledge, cultural practices, and biodiversity, and that apply this recognition to the design of sustainable solutions to environmental and social problems.

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Cultural Vitality

Warriors dancing, Xingu Indigenous Park, Mato Grosso State, Brazil Photograph: Sue Cunningham Photographic

Article: Cultural Vitality. Resurgence Magazine 250: 10-11. Special Issue “Indigenous Intelligence: Diverse Solutions for the 21st Century”, September/October 2008. “This diversity of solutions itself offers the most poignant lesson to be learned from a biocultural perspective: that cultural diversity is not a matter of superficial, if aesthetically pleasing, exotic flavours; it is the deep reflection of human creativity and inventiveness put to the service of enduring issues of adaptation – and, increasingly, of pressing issues of planetary survival.”

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