Terralingua’s Index of Linguistic Diversity on National Geographic News Watch March 4, 2011Language Diversity Index Tracks Global Loss of Mother Tongues.
David Braun of National Geographic News Watch interviewed Maffi, David Harmon, and Jonathan Loh about the Index of Linguistic Diversity. “For the past several years, we had been hearing anecdotal reports about endangered languages–how we’re losing languages by the day, how we may lose 50-90 percent of ...
Do indigenous peoples hold the key to tackling global hunger? – The Ecologist February 22, 2011Competition for land, water and energy are increasing, exacerbated by climate change and a growing population. But why does the Food and Agriculture Organisation now believe indigenous people could provide a solution? Peter Giovannini investigates. Contains interview excerpts with Luisa Maffi.
Talking to the clouds and listening to the trees – National Geographic News Watch June 17, 2010
By David Braun
Tofino, Canada–Sometimes it really is a case of not being able to see the woods for the trees. Or is it the other way round?
I attended recently a congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology, in Tofino, Canada–guest of The Christensen Fund, a Canada-based charity that supports stewards of cultural and biological diversity.