NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository

Research Journals >
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK) >
IJTK Vol.11 [2012] >
IJTK Vol.11(2) [April 2012] >

Title: Culture and Biodiversity Conservation: Case studies from Uttarakhand, Central Himalaya
Authors: Negi, Chandra Singh
Keywords: Conservation
Sacred forests
Traditional knowledge-based systems
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: C12M, C12N, G01S 3/72, G01S 7/42, A23B, A01N 3/00
Abstract: Cultural diversity is closely linked to biodiversity. The study of these interrelationships need to be studied mainly for the simple reason that culture is not only the ethical imperative for development, it is also a condition of its sustainability; for there exists a symbiotic relationship between habitats and cultures, between ecosystems and cultural identity, and that this relationship constitutes a determining factor in ensuring sustainable human development. The association of religion with eco-system management is interwoven in the symbolic network of the Himalayan traditional communities. Infact no one can think of ecology in the Himalaya without religion. The present study deals with the study of sacred natural sites (forests/groves, pastures, water bodies) along with the phenomenon of dedication of the forests to a deity, and the inherent taboos with regard to the resource exploitation and other traditional beliefs and customs being practiced in the Central Himalaya, and attempts to bring out the inherent environmental principles behind these practices.
Page(s): 273-278
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.11(2) [April 2012]

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
IJTK 11(2) 273-278.pdf212.95 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
 Current Page Visits: 2255 
Recommend this item


Online Submission of Articles |  NISCAIR Website |  National Knowledge Resources Consortium |  Contact us |  Feedback

Disclaimer: NISCAIR assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions advanced by contributors. The editorial staff in its work of examining papers received for publication is helped, in an honorary capacity, by many distinguished engineers and scientists.

CC License Except where otherwise noted, the Articles on this site are licensed under Creative Commons License: CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India

Copyright © 2015 The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. All rights reserved.

Powered by DSpace Copyright © 2002-2007 MIT and Hewlett-Packard | Compliant to OAI-PMH V 2.0

Home Page Total Visits: 166590 since 01-Sep-2015  Last updated on 28-Jun-2016Webmaster: