Today, led by Chief Edwin Ogar from Nigeria as the main author, One Earth journal has released our strategic paper on Indigenous and traditional knowledge -led conservation and rewilding paper. It outlines a global roadmap for survival.
Titled “Science Must Embrace Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge to Solve Our Biodiversity Crisis“, the paper reviews community-led actions for biodiversity and rewilding from the Arctic, Africa and Australia. It discusses the problems of the past in working with science and Indigenous knowledge and outlines several steps for the future.
Chief Edwin Ogar from Nigeria discusses the critical success of securing and maintaining the 33,600 hectares of intact forest in Nigeria against all odds, whilst daily offensive and illegal logging go on. Prf. Gretta Pecl discusses work and success in Australia, including Snowchange -related partners of Djunbunti rangers restoring the East Trinity Reserve in Queensland. The Arctic case is focusing on the Sámi-led rewilding of river Vainosjoki that was completed using Indigenous knowledge and science.
The article is available here.