Conferences

  • Endangered Languages, Endangered Knowledge, Endangered Environments Mexico, Chiapas, 2009, March, Don Ausencio Aguilar, Organic smaller coffee farmer, Sepultura biosphere reserve on palm hill, rastrojo, coffee plants, picking coffee. Photo: Cristina MittermeierOrganizers, international working conference “Endangered Languages, Endangered Knowledge, Endangered Environments”, University of California, Berkeley, 25-27 October 1996, which launched Terralingua and the concept and field of Biocultural Diversity.
  • Indigenous Peoples: Education and Language Accredited participants, 16th Session of UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, Geneva, Switzerland, 27–31 July 1998. Statement “ Linguistic Human Rights in Education ” (UN doc. E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1998/2)submitted to 16th Session of UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, Geneva, Switzerland, 27–31 July 1998, Principal Theme “Indigenous Peoples: Education and Language”.
  • Language, Culture and Understandings of the Environment: lessons for environmental policy and education Organizers, symposium “Language, Culture, and Understandings of the Environment: Lessons for Environmental Policy and Education”. Northwestern University and Field Museum of Natural History, Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, 16-18 April 1999.
  • Report on the 16th. International Botanical Congress Organizers, symposium “Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversity Conservation”. 16th International Botanical Congress. St. Louis, Missouri, 1-7 August 1999.
  • U.N.E.S.C.O. Conference on Linguistic Heritage in India and Asia. Report on the U.N.E.S.C.O. Conference on Linguistic Heritage in India and Asia, March 2000, Mysore, India.
  • 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. 
  • 4th World Conservation Congress, Barcelona IUCN, Barcelona, 5-14 October 2008. Terralingua Collaborators Luisa Maffi, David Rapport, Ellen Woodley, David Harmon, and Jonathan Loh traveled to Barcelona, Spain to present Terralingua’s current projects and contribute to key resolutions in this IUCN congress. This is a historical event in field of biocultural diversity, as it was recognized by the IUCN (International Union ...
  • 12th International Congress of Ethnobiology ICEOn May 9-14, 2010, Terralingua traveled to Tofino, British Columbia, Canada–in the heart of the territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations and in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve–for the 12th International Congress of Ethnobiology. We presented three sessions. This year’s congress was hosted by the Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation.
  • Webinar Earthcast: Reconnecting Nature and Culture This Earthcast was presented by the authors of  Biocultural Diversity Conservation and Sacred Natural Sites and explored the important relationship people have with nature and how vital it is for the future of our natural world. • Understand the concept of biocultural diversity• Learn how to integrate cultural and spiritual values into conservation, tourism and heritage ...
  • 5th World Conservation Congress, Jeju, Korea logo_final_wo_signature_32277Terralingua actively participated in IUCN’s 5th World Conservation Congress (WCC 5), which took place on 6-15 September,2012 on the Island of Jeju, South Korea. We organized or participated in a number of events during the WCC Forum. The Forum is a week-long portion of the Congress that brings together NGOs, researchers, indigenous peoples, policy makers, ...