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This special 250th issue of Resurgence takes an in-depth look at biocultural diversity and the cultural, social, political and environmental impacts of economic globalisation.
Our September/October 2008 issue brings together scientists, anthropologists and activists to highlight the threats to biocultural diversity, articulate the root causes of our crises and offer genuine solutions.
Biocultural diversity provides an integrated approach to sustaining both culture and biodiversity – it is also the key to planetary survival.
Luisa Maffi presents an overview of the issues, details the rich interaction between local cultures and biodiversity and explains the significance of recent developments in human rights law.
One language dies with its last speaker about every two weeks, taking with it the accumulated history and knowledge of that culture's reciprocal relationship with the land.
Maurice Carder on the link between biological and linguistic diversity and why we need to protect both.
Ken Wilson recalls a traditional bird-human partnership – honey gathering with the honey guide – a tradition that is being eroded as new cultural ideas about economy and progress spread.
He introduces the work of The Christensen Fund, which supports local communities in the protection of biocultural diversity and focuses on the rich, but neglected, adaptive interweave of people and place, culture and ecology.
The time has come to respect our differences, to respect the realities of other cultures and to respect the sanctity of all life, over and above the development processes that are threatening the very future.
Juan Mayr Maldonado experiences life with the Kogi tribe, honouring traditional wisdom and sacred sites in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Columbia.
The diversity of thought, speech, literature and the arts is under attack in many parts of the world either in the name of religion or in the name of ‘look-alike’ organisations.
In an article taken from her inaugural address at the Jaipur Literature Festival, Nayantara Sahgal makes a plea for literary diversity where there is room for shades of meaning and for adventures of ideas.
Join the Resurgence Slow Sunday celebrations on 28 September – where we invite our readers to take part in symbolic actions for change.
Find out more about traditional bread making techniques and try out a new recipe. You can also download a ‘Bake Bread to Save the Planet’ poster to display in your local shops or send a press release to your local media.
Fate of the Forest: The Guaraní are helping to sustain the largest remaining patch of the Atlantic rainforest in Argentina. More . . .
Pioneers – Vanya Orr: An inspiring story of a woman who has dedicated her life in service of the tribes living in the Nilgiri Hills of Southern India. More . . .
Daily Diminishing: The Tao Te Ching is a deeply ecological source of wisdom. More . . .
Your Many Selves: Thomas Moore encourages us to embrace and celebrate life’s infinite variety. More . . .
Web Exclusives: A selection of outstanding articles including information on an imaginative project that enables indigenous peoples to preserve biocultural diversity through participatory video. More . . .
From Immigrant to Citizen: Marco Visscher reviews An Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization. More . . .
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