Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Europe: Status quo and missing links of empirical evidence
Janis Hoberg, Elisa Oteros-Rozas and Tobias Plieninger
IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group SULiNews Issue 2 (August 2012)

In this article, the authors notice that while many empirical studies have been carried out in indigenous communities in developing countries, evidence on traditional ecological knowledge in developed countries, with more homogenous populations and fewer indigenous communities is scant, which presents a major barrier to the consideration of traditional ecological knowledge in environmental policy processes. The newly established Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which intends to complement scientific knowledge by consideration of the rich diversity of local and traditional ecological knowledge, could become an important starting point for a different environmental policy in Europe. Read the article …

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