Conocimientos de la Naturaleza 4

Echoes at Fishermen’s Rock – Traditional Tokelau Fishing
Edited and translated by Antony Hooper and Iuta Tinielu, 2010 [available in English]

This straightforward manual is a collection of the traditional techniques for the capture of crabs, bird and especially fish of the lagoon, the reef and the open ocean of Tokelau. As such, it introduces the various species and thus the rich biodiversity of the small Pacific island country.

Conocimientos de la Naturaleza 3

Conocimientos del Pueblo Mayangna sobre la Convivencia del Hombre y la Naturaleza: Peces y Tortugas
By Paule M Gros and Nacilio Miguel Frithz
UNESCO, 2010
Disponible en español y mayangna
El bosque pluvial situado en las fronteras entre Nicaragua y Honduras (América Central) ha sido el hogar de los pueblos mayangna y miskito durante siglos. Sus modos de vida basados en la agricultura de roza y quema, la pesca y la caza han modelado y protegido el sistema ecológico local. Además, gracias a su estrecha relación con el medioambiente, los mayangnas y los miskitos han desarrollado conocimientos amplios y exhaustivos sobre la flora y la fauna. El presente libro de 450 páginas, dividido en dos volúmenes, captura meticulosamente la amplitud y la complejidad de los conocimientos indígenas sobre el mundo acuático...

Conocimientos de la Naturaleza 2

Water and Indigenous Peoples
Edited by R. Boelens, M. Chiba and D. Nakashima, UNESCO: Paris, 177 pp, 2006. 
Based on the papers delivered on the Second and Third World Water Forums (The Hague, 2000, and Kyoto, 2003), this book brings to the fore some of the most incisive indigenous critics of international debates on water access, use and management, as well as indigenous expressions of generosity that share community knowledge and insight in order to propose remedies for the global water crisis. 

Conocimientos de la Naturaleza 1

Reef and Rainforest: An Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands
[Kiladi oro vivineidi ria tingitonga pa idere oro pa goana pa Marovo]
By Edvard Hviding, UNESCO: Paris, 252 pp, 2005. [available in English and Marovo]
Reef and Rainforest proposes a voyage of discovery into the lives of the Marovo people. This encyclopedia, based entirely upon local knowledge of the environment, compiles the names and associated stories for some 350 fishes, 450 plants, 100 shells, 80 birds, 80 distinct topographical features of coral reef, sea and coast - and more. Written first and foremost for the use of the Marovo people, many wise elders of the villages and other local experts on reef and rainforest have provided, checked, verified and expanded the names and stories contained in this book.

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