|aNature and culture :|brebuilding lost connections /|cedited by Sarah Pilgrim and Jules Pretty.
|aNew York, NY :|bRoutledge,|c2013.
|axvii, 275 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aFirst edition published 2010 by Earthscan.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aNature and culture : an introduction / Sarah Pilgrim and Jules Pretty -- Bridging the gap : interdisciplinarity, biocultural diversity and conservation / Helen Newing -- Measuring status and trends in biological and cultural diversity / David Harmon, Ellen Woodley and Jonathan Loh -- No land apart : nature, culture, landscape / W.M. Adams -- From colonial encounter to decolonizing encounters, culture and nature seen from the Andean cosmovision of ever : the nurturance of life as whole / Tirso Gonzales and Maria Gonzalez -- The dual erosion of biological and cultural diversity : implications for the health of ecocultural systems / David Rapport and Luisa Maffi -- Biodiversity and cultural diversity : the interdependent and the indistinguishable / Martina Tyrrell -- Challenging animals : project and process in hunting / Garry Marvin -- Culture and agrobiodiversity : understanding the links / Patricia L. Howard -- Food cultures : linking people to landscapes / E.N. Anderson -- Sacred nature and community conserved areas / James P. Robson and Fikret Berkes -- Solastalgia and the creation of new ways of living / Glenn Albrecht -- Ecocultural revitalization : replenishing community connections to the land / Sarah Pilgrim, Colin Samson and Jules Pretty -- Nature and culture : looking to the future for human-environment systems / Jules Pretty and Sarah Pilgrim.
|aThere is a growing recognition that the diversity of life comprises both biological and cultural diversity. But this division is not universal and, in many cases, has been deepened by the common disciplinary divide between the natural and social sciences and our apparent need to manage and control nature. This book goes beyond divisive definitions and investigates the bridges linking biological and cultural diversity. The authors explore the common drivers of loss, and argue that policy responses should target both forms of diversity in a novel integrative approach to conservation, thus reducing the gap between science, policy and practice. While conserving nature alongside human cultures presents unique challenges, this book forcefully shows that any hope for saving biological diversity is predicated on a concomitant effort to appreciate and protect cultural diversity.