International polar bear conservation will include Inuit knowledge
Nunatsiaq Online, 9 December 2013

NUNAVUT, CANADA: Canada, the US, Russia, Norway and Denmark, meeting from 4-6 December 2013 in Moscow, agreed to include traditional ecological knowledge from indigenous Arctic peoples in polar bear management decisions under the 1973 International Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears. The group completed their meeting with a joint declaration that lists several points of agreement on polar bear conservation and management. Listed among them are a recognition of “the importance of traditional ecological knowledge in informing management decisions,” and “the need for the range states to develop a common understanding” of what traditional ecological knowledge is. Read the article …

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