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Biocultural Diversity Conservation: A Global Sourcebook

Biocultural Diversity Conservation: A Global Sourcebook 182 Book reviews Biocultural Diversity Conservation: A Global Sourcebook, by Luisa Maffi and Ellen Woodley, 2010, Earthscan, London and Washington, DC, xxii + 282 pp., £34.99 (ISBN 9781844079216). The world’s population recently hit 7 billion and is estimated to increase to 9 billion by 2050, resulting in an immense and constantly increasing pressure on the natural environ- ment of which we all form an intrinsic part. Many present day environmental and social problems are associated with this pressure as well as with the breakdown of the complex links between human beings and nature. The emerging field of biocultural diversity aims by an integrative approach to understand these links between nature and culture, generating knowledge which supports conservation actions worldwide. This book is a compendium of 45 such projects around the world, applying an inte- grated biocultural approach to conserve both cultures and biodiversity. All projects selected emphasise the close integration of biodiversity conservation with the maintenance and revi- talisation of cultural and linguistic heritage (p. xx). This book contains eight chapters, grouped in three parts, first introducing the concept of biocultural diversity, then giving us a general idea of these projects, including a cross-cutting analysis, and finally, looking into http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Environmental Studies Taylor & Francis

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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1029-0400
eISSN
0020-7233
DOI
10.1080/00207233.2011.641236
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182 Book reviews Biocultural Diversity Conservation: A Global Sourcebook, by Luisa Maffi and Ellen Woodley, 2010, Earthscan, London and Washington, DC, xxii + 282 pp., £34.99 (ISBN 9781844079216). The world’s population recently hit 7 billion and is estimated to increase to 9 billion by 2050, resulting in an immense and constantly increasing pressure on the natural environ- ment of which we all form an intrinsic part. Many present day environmental and social problems are associated with this pressure as well as with the breakdown of the complex links between human beings and nature. The emerging field of biocultural diversity aims by an integrative approach to understand these links between nature and culture, generating knowledge which supports conservation actions worldwide. This book is a compendium of 45 such projects around the world, applying an inte- grated biocultural approach to conserve both cultures and biodiversity. All projects selected emphasise the close integration of biodiversity conservation with the maintenance and revi- talisation of cultural and linguistic heritage (p. xx). This book contains eight chapters, grouped in three parts, first introducing the concept of biocultural diversity, then giving us a general idea of these projects, including a cross-cutting analysis, and finally, looking into

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International Journal of Environmental StudiesTaylor & Francis

Published: Feb 1, 2012

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