Ecosystem Services and Cultural Values as Building Blocks for ‘The Good Life’. A Case Study in the Community of Røst, Lofoten Islands, Norway
By: Bjørn P. Kaltenborn, John D.C. Linnell , Erik Gómez Baggethun, Henrik Lindhjem,
Jørn Thomassen, & Kai M. Chan

Ecological Economics, 140:166-176
Key words: Ecosystem Services, Cultural Values, Well-Being, The Good Life Lofoten, Norway
Authors examined the contribution of natural capital and social capital through the notion of cultural ecosystem services to shaping human well-being in the fishing community of Røst in the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway. Through ethnographic observations, in-depth interviews, and a participatory scenario workshop they develop four narratives centering on the links of nature and ecosystem services.

Doing is Learning: Analysis of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Adapt TEK/IK Methodology to Norwegian Sámi Circumstances
By: Gro B. Ween & Jan Age Riseth
Acta Borealia, 28(2):228-242
Key words: Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Indigenous Knowledge, Southern Sámi National Parks, Empowerment
This article describes a case where an attempt was made to introduce TEK/IK into a conflict between Sámi reindeer owners and environmental institutions. The conflict was brought on by the establishment of a national park in Southern Sámi areas in Norway. As researchers well-established in the Southern Sámi area, the authors were brought into conversations regarding the park as the local reindeer owners searched for ways of bringing new arguments into the process.

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