Integration of traditional/cultural knowledge, skills and management measures
Cultural diversity is also an important element of biodiversity. People are integral of biodiversity and especially, where local population continue to depend on biodiversity for their livelihoods, income generation, welfare (human wellbeing and health)and the cohesion of their society. Traditional knowledge, skills and managemnet measures are also science in their own rights, in that these have allowed the people to interact and survive on their enviornment and natural resources therein. For such, it is important that the POWIB enhnaced integration of traditional/cultural knowledge, skills and managmenet measures, that have helped the local population to utilize and manage their environment and resources sustainably over many years.
posted on 2011-12-10 00:00 UTC by Ms Nenenteiti Teariki-Ruatu, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture Development