IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN CEM Cultural Practices and Ecosystem Management Thematic Group

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Overview and description

Description:
The mission of the IUCN CEM Cultural Practices and Ecosystem Management Thematic Group is to provide expert knowledge and guidance on: the values and roles of culture and cultural practices to support ...
The mission of the IUCN CEM Cultural Practices and Ecosystem Management Thematic Group is to provide expert knowledge and guidance on: the values and roles of culture and cultural practices to support biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, and ecosystem management; best practices for incorporating, maintaining and enhancing cultural diversity in relation to ecosystem management; understanding how cultures contribute to climate change, the impacts of climate change on cultural knowledge and practices, and ways to incorporate cultural practices into solutions for the management of ecosystems under climate change; and to share this knowledge about biocultural diversity and practices with ecosystem managers and policy makers.

Group leadership

Dr Minna HSU

Co-Chair

Dr Pam MCELWEE

Chair
I am an environmental anthropologist with additional training in geography and forestry & ecology. My interests are in the local social impacts of global environmental problems, and the distributional ...
I am an environmental anthropologist with additional training in geography and forestry & ecology. My interests are in the local social impacts of global environmental problems, and the distributional consequences of environmental policies, particularly with regard to biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, and climate change. I primarily do fieldwork in Vietnam and Myanmar.

At a glance

Official name:
IUCN CEM Cultural Practices and Ecosystem Management Thematic Group
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