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Title: On Biocultural Diversity
URL: http://ucjeps.herb.berkeley.edu/Maffi-book.html
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Members of this list may be interested to know about Luisa Maffi's edited book On Biocultural Diversity: Linking language, Knowledge, and the Environment, coming out from Smithsonian Institution Press in
May. The book is based in part on the international working conference "Endangered Languages, Endangered Knowledge, Endangered Environments" held in Berkeley, California, in 1996. It brings together an interdisciplinary and multicultural group of researchers, practitioners, and activists to discuss the common threats to the world's biological, cultural, and linguistic diversity. In addition to theory and case studies, book chapters deal with indigenous peoples' cultural, linguistic, and traditional resource rights and outline action needed to counter biocultural diversity loss. For content and ordering information, see http://ucjeps.herb.berkeley.edu/Maffi-book.html

Also, members of the N.G.O. Terralingua: Partnerships for Linguistic and Biological Diversity (http://www.terralingua.org), of which Maffi is President, collaborated with W.W.F. International on the project "Indigenous and Traditional Peoples of the World and Ecoregion
Conservation". The project yielded a cross-mapping of the world's ethnolinguistic groups onto the world's ecoregions and a report outlining an integrated approach to conserving the world's biological and cultural diversity. The report contains recommendations on best practices in working with indigenous peoples in ecoregion conservation, with a special focus on issues of traditional ecological knowledge and use and management of traditional resources. Both the map and the report are available on the web at http://panda.org/resources/publications/sustainability/indigenous

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
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ISBN: 156098905X
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Pages: 578