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Local Knowledge: Who cares?

This thematic series focuses on the potential and established value of ethnobiological knowledge and its associated plant and animal resources for local communities and society at large. The contributions in this series address the importance of local knowledge for local health and nutrition, conservation and natural resources management, evaluation of cultural heritage, and in education.

Collection published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

  1. Review

    Women care about local knowledge, experiences from ethnomycology

    Gender is one of the main variables that influence the distribution of local knowledge. We carried out a literature review concerning local mycological knowledge, paying special attention to data concerning wo...

    Roberto Garibay-Orijel, Amaranta Ramírez-Terrazo and Marisa Ordaz-Velázquez

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:25

    Published on: 18 July 2012

  2. Research

    Local knowledge and socio-economic determinants of traditional medicines' utilization in livestock health management in Southwest Nigeria

    Smallholder livestock farmers in Nigeria utilize traditional medicines derived from medicinal plants (PMs) for the maintenance of their animals' health. This study was designed to determine the PMs used in the...

    Taiwo E Mafimisebi, Adegboyega E Oguntade, Adebowale N Fajemisin and Olaiya P Aiyelari

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012 8:2

    Published on: 12 January 2012

  3. Editorial

    Local knowledge: Who cares?

    Ina Vandebroek, Victoria Reyes-García, Ulysses P de Albuquerque, Rainer Bussmann and Andrea Pieroni

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2011 7:35

    Published on: 23 November 2011

  4. Research

    Local Knowledge and Conservation of Seagrasses in the Tamil Nadu State of India

    Local knowledge systems are not considered in the conservation of fragile seagrass marine ecosystems. In fact, little is known about the utility of seagrasses in local coastal communities. This is intriguing g...

    AF Newmaster, KJ Berg, S Ragupathy, M Palanisamy, K Sambandan and SG Newmaster

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2011 7:37

    Published on: 23 November 2011

  5. Research

    Perceptions of the value of traditional ecological knowledge to formal school curricula: opportunities and challenges from Malekula Island, Vanuatu

    The integration of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) into formal school curricula may be a key tool for the revitalisation of biocultural diversity, and has the potential to improve the delivery of educat...

    Joe McCarter and Michael C Gavin

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2011 7:38

    Published on: 23 November 2011