Ethnosciences - A step towards the integration of scientific and non-scientific forms of knowledge in the management of natural resources for the future

Rist, Stephan; Dahdouh-Guebas, Farid (2006). Ethnosciences - A step towards the integration of scientific and non-scientific forms of knowledge in the management of natural resources for the future. Environment, development and sustainability, 8(4), pp. 467-493. Dordrecht: Springer 10.1007/s10668-006-9050-7

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Integration of indigenous knowledge and ethnoscientific approaches into contemporary frameworks for conservation and sustainable management of natural resources will become increasingly important in policies on an international and national level. We set the scene on how this can be done by exploring the key conditions and dimensions of a dialogue between ‘ontologies’ and the roles, which ethnosciences could play in this process. First, the roles which ethnosciences in the context of sustainable development were analysed, placing emphasis on the implications arising when western sciences aspire to relate to indigenous forms of knowledge. Secondly, the contributions of ethnosciences to such an ‘inter-ontological dialogue’ were explored, based on an ethnoecological study of the encounter of sciences and indigenous knowledge in the Andes of Bolivia, and reviewed experiences from mangrove systems in Kenya, India and Sri Lanka, and from case-studies in other ecosystems world-wide.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > NCCR North-South Management Centre (discontinued)
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Rist, Stephan

ISSN:

1387-585X

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:46

Last Modified:

17 Sep 2015 14:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s10668-006-9050-7

Web of Science ID:

A1988Q801400007

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.18883

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/18883 (FactScience: 1148)

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