Engaging with Indigenous and local knowledge for the conservation of mountain landscapes

Mathez-Stiefel, Sarah-Lan; Fernández-Giménez, María E.; Mason, Courtney W.; M’Sou, Soufiane; Snow, Bill; Zaninka, Penninah; Portner, Brigitte; Thibault, Marlène; Wymann von Dach, Susanne (December 2022). Engaging with Indigenous and local knowledge for the conservation of mountain landscapes. In: MRD Talks, MRD Talk #02.

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Working with Indigenous and local knowledge holders is crucial to conserving mountain landscapes. It can provide the systemic approaches needed to reconcile human wellbeing with nature conservation. From a decolonial perspective, it is also fundamental to creating just conservation initiatives. In this online dialogue, MRD authors discussed their findings on these issues with Indigenous representatives, practitioners, and the audience. Key takeaways include the importance of coleadership and meaningful, respectful relationships.

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10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

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Mathez-Stiefel, Sarah-Lan, Portner, Brigitte, Thibault, Marlène, Wymann von Dach, Susanne


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Melchior Peter Nussbaumer

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20 Feb 2023 15:40

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