The traditional ecological knowledge conundrum

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Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) is gaining prominence among ecologists because it can help inform ecosystem management. Yet, sometimes TEK is maintained not because of positive values about the environment, but because of poverty and a lack of options. We discuss this conundrum and present hypotheses for future research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Ecology & Evolution
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 01.03.2023

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    Research areas

  • agency, entitlements approach, indigenous ecological knowledge, local ecological knowledge, poverty, traditional ecological knowledge
  • Environmental planning