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The ISE actively promotes the inextricable linkages between biological and cultural diversity and the vital role of Indigenous and local peoples in stewardship of biocultural diversity as part of their cultural heritage.

International Society of Ethnobiology Supports Biological and Cultural Diversity at Rio+20 and Beyond

  The International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) made news at the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development this summer. Introduced to almost 700 governments, businesses, civil society groups, and universities was the “Montpellier Statement,” delivered by Helene Mandrous, the Mayor of Montpellier, France. The statement was developed at ISE’s 13th Biannual Congress held earlier this…

International Society of Ethnobiology Congress Merges Anthropology and Biology

By Sasha Rabin Wallinger, International Society of Ethnobiology Montpellier, France–Indigenous custodians, educators, and students traveled from around the world to attend the week-long meeting of the 13th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology held May 20 – 25, 2012 in Montpellier, France. The over 600 participants met in sessions throughout the week to discuss implications…