The field of biocultural diversity is emerging as a dynamic, integrative approach to understanding the links between nature and culture and the interrelationships between humans and the environment at scales from the global to the local. Its multifaceted contributions have ranged from theoretical elaborations, to mappings of the overlapping distributions of biological and cultural diversity, to the development of indicators as tools to measure, assess, and monitor the state and trends of biocultural diversity, to on-the-ground implementation in field projects. This book is a unique compendium and analysis of projects from all around the world that take an integrated biocultural approach to sustaining cultures and biodiversity. The 45 projects reviewed exemplify a new focus in conservation: this is based on the emerging realization that protecting and restoring biodiversity and maintaining and revitalizing cultural diversity and cultural vitality are intimately, indeed inextricably, interrelated. Published with Terralingua and IUCN

part I|20 pages

Biocultural Diversity

chapter 1|9 pages

What is Biocultural Diversity?

ByLuisa Maffi

part II|151 pages

Sustaining Biocultural Diversity

chapter 3|4 pages

Surveying Biocultural Diversity Projects around the World

ByLuisa Maffi, Ellen Woodley

chapter 4|101 pages

Overview of the Projects

ByEllen Woodley

chapter 5|25 pages

Cross-cutting Analysis of the Projects

ByEllen Woodley

chapter 6|17 pages

Lessons Learned from the Projects

ByEllen Woodley

part III|24 pages

Sustaining Biocultural Diversity: Future Directions

chapter 7|15 pages

Filling the Gaps and Connecting the Dots: Recommendations and Next Steps

ByLuisa Maffi, Ellen Woodley

chapter 8|6 pages

Biocultural Diversity and the Future of Sustainability

ByLuisa Maffi