Integrating Ethnobiological Knowledge into Biodiversity Conservation in the Eastern Himalayas
By: Alexander R. O’Niell, Hemant K. Badola, Pitamber P. Dhyani, & Santosh K. Rana
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 13:21
Key words: Biocultural Diversity, Ethnobotany, Local Ecological Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge, Sikkim, India
Biocultural knowledge provides valuable insight into ecological processes, and can guide conservation practitioners in local contexts. In many regions, however, such knowledge is underutilized due to its often-fragmented record in disparate sources. In this article, authors review and apply ethnobiological knowledge to biodiversity conservation in the Eastern Himalayas.

Traditional Technology and Cultural Adaptation to Mountain Ecosystem: A Case Study of a Himalayan Village
By: Dhananjay Kumar & Niharranjan Mishra
The Oriental Anthropologist, 16(1):37-49
Key words: Traditional Technology, Traditional Knowledge, Himalayas
The material aspect of culture is used by the human being in the adaptation to their immediate local environment. This adaptation in an ecological setting is done by means of traditional technology. Traditional technology is part and parcel of human culture and passed through generations through the means of cultural communication. For the mountain ecosystem, such as Himalayan, there specific requirement is the reason for development of traditional technology. In this paper authors have examined the traditional technology and cultural adaptation to mountain ecosystem in a Himalayan village.

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