TITLE

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

AUTHOR(S)
Rinkevich, Sarah E.
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Endangered Species Bulletin;Jul2008, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the incorporation of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in the development of the 1995 Habitat Conservation Strategy for Polar Bears in Alaska by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It states that TEK plays essential role in the efficient implementation of conservation projects by gathering relevant information from indigenous and local peoples concerning polar bear ecology and habitat use. It reveals that the development of the conservation strategy was participated by 61 hunters who shared their knowledge on the areas that serve as breeding and feeding places as well as habitat for the animals. The agency states that TEK has been essential in the development of practices that protect polar bears.
ACCESSION #
34146556

 

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