Braiding Science Together with Indigenous Knowledge; Gleb Raygorodetsky; Scientific American

Russia – Golden Mountains of Altai

It’s the best recipe for preserving a healthy planet.

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”

—Albert Einstein

As the negative consequences of human-induced environmental and social changes are becoming increasingly obvious, there is a growing recognition that “status quo” approaches to resource development and management, rooted in the dominant, largely linear, reductionist worldview, are failing.

Over the last years, several integrative fields of inquiry—such as systems science, resilience science, ecosystem health, ethnoecology, deep ecology Gaia theory, biocultural diversity, among others—have been advancing our understanding of the complex non-linear and multi-scale relationships between people and nature.

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