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Indigenous Knowledge And Biodiversity Interconnectedness For Sustainable Development.

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.2, No. 8)

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Page : 220-224

Keywords : Index Terms Indigenous Knowledge; Biodiversity; Conservation; Sustainable Development;

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Abstract Indigenous knowledge is the local knowledge which is exclusive to a given culture or society. This indigenous knowledge is really important in conserving the biological resources existing in different altitudinal and climatic variations. Indigenous people are conserving the biodiversity in order to survive themselves which eventually conserve the whole environment. However due to globalization environmental threats no transfer of knowledge to younger generations this unique cultures and knowledge are gradually disappearing. Moreover exclusionary practices poverty as the capability deprivation and unequal policies are also responsible for making the indigenous knowledge more vulnerable eventually affecting the diverse flora and fauna causing them to extinction. Hence it is utmost important to conserve indigenous knowledge their skills and technologies in order to conserve biodiversities which can be done by the effective implementation of the policies that are prepared for the conservation of indigenous people their knowledge and biodiversity. Unless and until we do not conserve indigenous knowledge we cannot achieve sustainable development as indigenous and place-based knowledge always works to achieve sustainability.

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