Scientists' Warning to Humanity on Threats to Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems

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dc.contributor.author Fernandez-Llamazares Onrubia, Alvaro
dc.contributor.author Lepofsky, Dana
dc.contributor.author Lertzman, Ken Lertzman,
dc.contributor.author Armstrong, Chelsey Geralda Denise
dc.contributor.author Brondizio, Eduardo S.
dc.contributor.author Gavin, Michael C.
dc.contributor.author Lyver, Phil O'B.
dc.contributor.author Nicholas, George P.
dc.contributor.author Pascua, Pua'ala
dc.contributor.author Reo, Nicholas J.
dc.contributor.author Reyes-García, Victoria
dc.contributor.author Turner, Nancy J.
dc.contributor.author Yletyinen, Johanna
dc.contributor.author Anderson, E. N.
dc.contributor.author Balée, William
dc.contributor.author Cariño, Joji
dc.contributor.author David-Chavez, Dominique M.
dc.contributor.author Dunn, Christopher P.
dc.contributor.author Garnett, Stephen C.
dc.contributor.author Greening (La'goot), Spencer
dc.contributor.author Jackson (Niniwum Selapem), Shain
dc.contributor.author Kuhnlein, Harriet
dc.contributor.author Molnár, Zsolt
dc.contributor.author Odonne, Guillaume
dc.contributor.author Retter, Gunn-Britt
dc.contributor.author Ripple, William J.
dc.contributor.author Sáfián, László
dc.contributor.author Sharifian Bahraman, Abolfazl
dc.contributor.author Torrents-Ticó, Miquel
dc.contributor.author Vaughan, Mehana Blaich
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-22T13:16:02Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-22T13:16:02Z
dc.date.issued 2021-07-05
dc.identifier.citation Fernandez-Llamazares Onrubia , A , Lepofsky , D , Lertzman , K L , Armstrong , C G D , Brondizio , E S , Gavin , M C , Lyver , P OB , Nicholas , G P , Pascua , P , Reo , N J , Reyes-García , V , Turner , N J , Yletyinen , J , Anderson , E N , Balée , W , Cariño , J , David-Chavez , D M , Dunn , C P , Garnett , S C , Greening (La'goot) , S , Jackson (Niniwum Selapem) , S , Kuhnlein , H , Molnár , Z , Odonne , G , Retter , G-B , Ripple , W J , Sáfián , L , Sharifian Bahraman , A , Torrents-Ticó , M & Vaughan , M B 2021 , ' Scientists' Warning to Humanity on Threats to Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems ' , Journal of Ethnobiology , vol. 41 , no. 2 , pp. 144-169 . https://doi.org/10.2993/0278-0771-41.2.144
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000670819600002
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6580-5016/work/97375769
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-7813-0222/work/97376523
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/332525
dc.description.abstract The knowledge systems and practices of Indigenous Peoples and local communities play critical roles in safeguarding the biological and cultural diversity of our planet. Globalization, government policies, capitalism, colonialism, and other rapid social-ecological changes threaten the relationships between Indigenous Peoples and local communities and their environments, thereby challenging the continuity and dynamism of Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK). In this article, we contribute to the “World Scientists' Warning to Humanity,” issued by the Alliance of World Scientists, by exploring opportunities for sustaining ILK systems on behalf of the future stewardship of our planet. Our warning raises the alarm about the pervasive and ubiquitous erosion of knowledge and practice and the social and ecological consequences of this erosion. While ILK systems can be adaptable and resilient, the foundations of these knowledge systems are compromised by ongoing suppression, misrepresentation, appropriation, assimilation, disconnection, and destruction of biocultural heritage. Three case studies illustrate these processes and how protecting ILK is central to biocultural conservation. We conclude with 15 recommendations that call for the recognition and support of Indigenous Peoples and local communities and their knowledge systems. Enacting these recommendations will entail a transformative and sustained shift in how ILK systems, their knowledge holders, and their multiple expressions in lands and waters are recognized, affirmed, and valued. We appeal for urgent action to support the efforts of Indigenous Peoples and local communities around the world to maintain their knowledge systems, languages, stewardship rights, ties to lands and waters, and the biocultural integrity of their territories—on which we all depend. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Ethnobiology
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.subject 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
dc.subject 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
dc.title Scientists' Warning to Humanity on Threats to Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
dc.contributor.organization Global Change and Conservation Lab
dc.contributor.organization Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.2993/0278-0771-41.2.144
dc.relation.issn 0278-0771
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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