Researching on how Indigenous Peoples and local communities’ knowledge is affected by environmental change and how such knowledge can contribute to understand environmental change impacts.
We investigate how Indigenous Peoples and local communities’ knowledge is affected by environmental change and how such knowledge can contribute to understand environmental change impacts. We acknowledge that these Peoples and communities often live in remote areas but their interaction with nature and their management practices render benefits for society at large, including, for example, the maintenance of multifunctional landscapes, crop genetic diversity, and biodiversity. In this context, we thus strive for:
Spearheading heritization procedures for conserving and supporting pastoral ICCAs in Mwanda-Marungu, Taita hills, Kenya
Studying the performance of Hispano-Moroccan pastoral commons and their natural and cultural ‘heritage’ values
How knowledge about urban water supply was codified and transmitted during Barcelona's Little Ice Age (1300-1850 AD)
In-depth ethnographical description and eco-anthropological analysis of the customary-based management system of pastoral resources among the Wahehe, agropastoral group of Iringa region, Tanzania
Developing multi-scale indexes of socio-environmental vulnerability in rural Spain to devise policies that can promote sustainable rural livelihoods
The project will research and develop a ‘living heritage’ approach to conservation, promoting the ‘protection through use’ of upland environments and adjacent rural areas.
Identifying the socio-ecological dynamics of agroecosystems, agrobiodiversity and anthropised landscapes of the Mediterranean
Exploring the possibilities of a paradigmatic pastoral common of Montenegro and its natural and cultural ‘heritage’ values
Investigating the effectiveness of community-based conservation through a co-enquiry approach