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“Sharing Traditional Knowledge of Social Minorities on Biodiversity and Ecological Sustainability: In Search of an equity-based eco-development”

by mudassar — last modified 2013-02-15 13:00

Indo Japanese Side Event during the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): NDW of NCDHR and JCNUNDB collected case studies on the inherent beliefs, practices, lifestyles, livelihoods of indigenous communities in India (Dalits and Adivasis) and Japan (People of Buraku), which have been sustaining the biodiversity in their respective localities for generations. There is also evidence about how indigenous communities have been living as part of nature and adapted to the climatic changes and survived. There are certainly lessons to be learnt from indigenous communities. Unfortunately, these are not studied in diverse perspectives.

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