Tuesday, June 22, 2010

[EmergingEthnoNetwork] A message from Terralingua: Biocultural diversity portal launch - nature and culture. the true web of life.

Subject: Biocultural diversity portal launch - nature and culture. the true web of life.

Join us for a unique online event to celebrate the launch of Terralingua's new portal:

"Biocultural Diversity Conservation: a Community of Practice"!

June 30,2010
We have now set up two meeting times to attempt to encompass as many global time zones as possible.

We are absolutely thrilled to have the following experts on-hand for the launch:

Luisa Maffi and Ellen Woodley, Biocultural Diversity Conservation: a Global Sourcebook

Victor Toledo, Ethnoecologist, expert on biocultural diversity in Mexico, Institute of Ethnoecology, Universidad Nacional de México,
Campus Morelia www.oikos.unam.mx/etnoecologia

Hugh Govan, Proyecto de Apoyo al Pueblo Indígena Ngäbe and Locally-Managed Marine Areas in the South Pacific

Anvita Abbi, Vanishing Voices of the Great Andamanese Felipe Montoya-Greenheck Reviving Traditional Seed Exchange and Cultural Knowledge in Rural Costa Rica

Samantha Ross, Talking the Walk in Tanzania: Language as the Missing Ingredient of Biodiversity Conservation?

Yasuyuki Morimoto, Community-Based Documentation of Indigenous Knowledge, Awareness and Conservation of Cultural and Genetic Diversity of Bottle Gourd   

Jan van der Ploeg, MABUWAYA: Crocodile Rehabilitation, Observance and Conservation  

C. Manjula, Plant Resources: Traditional Knowledge of Irulars of Northern Tamil Nadu

Terralingua is an NGO that works internationally to sustain the biocultural diversity of life. During this International Year of Biodiversity, many people are coming together to learn how to safeguard nature and reduce biodiversity loss. We think that safeguarding the web of life means sustaining diversity in both nature and culture!

We invite you to partake in a conversation about biocultural diversity on our new portal. The portal is an online companion to our new book, Biocultural Diversity Conservation: a Global Sourcebook (Earthscan 2010), the very first global resource on biocultural diversity conservation.

When: Wednesday June 30, 2010, 8-10am and 2-4 pm Pacific Daylight Time

Where: our portal Biocultural Diversity Conservation: a community of practice, at www.terralingua.org/bcdconservation

Register now on the portal to ensure a smooth participation in the event! If you have any difficulties registering, please contact: ortixia@terralingua.org

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