Advancing ethnobiology for the ecological transition and a more inclusive and just world:a comprehensive framework for the next 20 years

Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, Alfred Maroyi, Ana Ladio, Andrea Pieroni, Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Bàrbara Arias Toledo, Farid Dahdouh Guebas, Gustavo Hallwass, Gustavo Taboada Soldati, Guillaume Odonne, Ina Vandebroek, Joan Vallès, Julio A. Hurrell, Manuel Pardo de Santayana, Maria de los Angeles La Torre-Cuadros, Maria Teresa Pulido Silva, Michelle Christine Medeiros Jacob, Viviane Stern da Fonseca-Kruel, Washington Soares Ferreira Junior

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This opinion piece, written by ethnobiologists from different parts of the world, emphasizes the importance of ethnobiology research in advancing contemporary biology, natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, and, especially, contributing to the ecological transition and more just and inclusive world. To achieve these goals, it is essential to develop research and collaborate with social groups that live in close relationship
with nature in research activities, such as Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC), as well as Afro‑descendants and other Marginalized, Minority or Minoritized Communities (AMMC). Ethnobiology can identify and provide
locally appropriate solutions to local problems, enabling sustainable resource management at the landscape level. The text explores important aspects that need to be considered to guide the future of ethnobiology in the next 20 years, aiming to integrate and amplify previous discussions held in the discipline and identify points that demand ongoing attention. This paper highlights reflections from diverse researchers, emphasizing how ethnobiology can embrace different perspectives and employ rigorous analysis of complex phenomena toward effective policies and practices. This approach holds the potential to address the challenges the planet is currently facing in the coming decades.
Originele taal-2English
Artikelnummer18
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftJournal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
Volume20
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
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StatusPublished - 15 feb 2024

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