List of Case Studies

The following case studies were generously contributed by experts at the IPBES Expert Workshop on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems. They illustrate some of the diverse synergies between science and indigenous and local knowledge.

Akuno, M.H., Saito O., Takeuchi, K.
Muliru Farmers Conservation Group, Western Kenya

Berkes, F.
Use of Indigenous and Local Knowledge in Arctic Climate Impact Assessment

Boafo, Y.A, Saito, O., Takeuchi, K.
Indigenous knowledge about soils and a sustainable crop production, a case study from the Guinea Woodland Savannah (Northern Region, Ghana)

Boafo, Y.A, Saito, O., Takeuchi, K.
Traditional knowledge developed by farmers to control pests and diseases in cocoa agroforests of southern Cameroon

Boafo, Y.A, Saito, O., Takeuchi, K.
Community Institutions in Resource Management: Agroforestry by Mobisquads in Goviefe-Agodome, Volta Region, Ghana

Carneiro da Cunha, M.
Agrobiodiversity on the Rio Negro, Brazilian Amazon

Chagonda, L.
Conservation and Sustainable Use of Traditional Medicinal Plants (TMP)-Zimbabwe

Hill, R.
Collaborative two-way knowledge and management of gubinge in Australia

Hill, R.
Carbon farming through Indigenous & scientific knowledge of fire management in Australia

Kim, S.M., Saito, O., Takeuchi, K.
Aso grasslands for sustainable agriculture system, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

Kim, S.M., Saito, O., Takeuchi, K.
The green tea-grass integrated system “Chagusaba”, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Kim, S.M., Saito, O., Takeuchi, K.
Integrated Agricultural and forestry system, Usa, Kunisaki Peninsula, Oita prefecture, Japan

Lichtenstein, G.
Use of Indigenous and Local Knowledge in Vicuña Management in Andean Countries

Lyver, P.O’B., Moller, H.
Synergising biocultural restoration by indigenous knowledge and science partnership: a case study of a customary seabird harvest in New Zealand 

Lyver, P.O’B., Moller, H.
Cultural-based indicators for measuring ecosystem health: bridging science and ILK

Lyver, P.O’B., Moller, H.
Joining scientific and practise-based knowledge systems for guiding IPBES

Nakazawa, N., Saito, O. and Takeuchi, K.
SATOYAMA Initiative

Nakazawa, N., Saito, O. and Takeuchi, K.
Rice terrace and ingenious water management practices in Sado Island, Japan

Nakazawa, N., Saito, O. and Takeuchi, K.
Holistic approaches to integrated farming, fishing and forestry (satoyama and satoumi) in Noto Peninsula, Japan

Roué, M.
The knowledge of snow, ice and the use of the variability by Sami reindeer herders

Salick, J.
Himalayan Indigenous Knowledge Integrated with Long Term Ecological Monitoring

Salick, J.
Global Program on Conservation of Useful Plants and Traditional Knowledge

Smith, P.
Use of Indigenous and Local Knowledge in Forest Management in Ontario, Canada

Soedjito, H.
Indigenous and Local Knowledge in Indonesia

Tengö, M., Malmer, P., Elmqvist, T., Brondizio, E., Spierenburg, M.
The Multiple Evidence Base Approach

Thaman, R.
The Fiji Locally Managed Marine Areas Network (FLMMA) and Indigenous Knowedge as a Basis for Promoting and Assessing Marine Conservation Success in Fiji

Yacoub, H.
Exploring the feeding value of najas horrida (aquatic plant) as fodder for sheep and goats

Yiu, E., Saito, O., Takeuchi, K.
Hani, Yunnan Province, China

Yiu, E., Saito, O., Takeuchi, K.
The “Batdam (black stone fences)”, Jeju Island, Korea

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