18.10.2013 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Launch of fishing method booklet and posters on marine traditional ecological knowledge in Timor Leste

The materials were launched at a community meeting held in Atauro, Timor-Leste, on 25 September 2013. One booklet and five posters on traditional ecological knowledge related to fishing methods and coastal ecosystems were developed by UNESCO Office Jakarta and NGO Roman Luan, based on research conducted in Makili and Bikeli villages on Atauro island, Timor-Leste, between March and August 2013. All materials are published in the Tetum language.

The booklet, titled “Hamoris Fali Komunidade nia Matenek Tradisionál ba Moris ne’ebé Sustentável: MÉTODU PESKA” (Revitalizing Community Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Livelihoods: FISHING METHODS), provides information on various traditional fishing methods, including ceremonies and legends associated with use of fish traps, documented in Makili village.  The titles of three posters are:


Two posters were developed based on knowledge on the different uses of mangroves, sea grasses and corals of Bikeli villagers:

In addition to the booklet and posters on traditional ecological knowledge related to fishing methods that were launched at a community meeting held in Atauro, Timor-Leste, on 25 September 2013, another booklet on traditional ecological knowledge related to coastal ecosystems was published. The booklet was developed by UNESCO Office Jakarta and NGO Roman Luan, based on research conducted in Makili and Bikeli villages on Atauro island, Timor-Leste, between March and August 2013. The booklet is published in the Tetum language.

The booklet, titled “Hamoris Fali Komunidade nia Matenek Tradisionál ba Moris ne’ebé Sustentável: Ekosistema Tasi Ninin” (Revitalizing Community Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Livelihoods: Coastal Ecosystems), provides information on various uses of the mangroves, sea grasses and trees in the coastal ecosystems, documented in Bikeli village. 

These booklet and posters will be disseminated on Atauro by Roman Luan and will be placed in the public and mobile libraries on the island, in government and village offices, and for use in local schools.  The materials will help transmit traditional ecological knowledge to youth, and increase the awareness of villagers towards establishment of a marine protected area and customary laws (tara bandu) on sustainable use of marine resources.  

Only a limited number of hard copies of the book are available. For more information on the materials, please contact l.hiwasaki(at)unesco.org

Download:

Hamoris Fali Komunidade nia Matenek Tradisionál ba Moris ne’ebé Sustentável MÉTODU PESKA

Hamoris Fali Komunidade nia Matenek Tradisionál ba Moris ne’ebé Sustentável: Ekosistema Tasi Ninin (Revitalizing Community Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Livelihoods : Coastal Ecosystems




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