New website shows how nature plus culture equals resilience
IIED press release, 18 May 2011

LONDON, UK: IIED and partners have just launched a new website on biocultural heritage. Biocultural heritage includes a wealth of biological resources – from genetic to landscape level – and long-standing traditions and practices for their sustainable use and adaptive management. It also describes the bundle of rights that support indigenous peoples and local communities – Traditional Resource Rights. The new website draws on research by IIED, research partners and indigenous and local communities in Peru, Panama, Kenya, India and China. It presents biocultural strategies and methodologies for horizontal networking amongst marginalized communities; and emerging biocultural legal and policy frameworks. It provides guidance and downloadable resources for grassroots organisations, researchers, practitioners and policymakers. Read the press release … Visit the website …