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Natural Resource Governance around the World

Develop and maintain cultural diversity

What is at stake with this resource

© Pascal Chaput

Formal worldwide recognition of cultural diversity (the existence of different cultures) such as a common heritage of humanity, and the need for its preservation as a fundamental element of human dignity, are very recent.

Knowledge and practices related to the use of natural resources arise over time from interaction between societies and their environments. They can also disappear very quickly, even while they are essential in helping societies adapt to ever faster changes.

This challenge is specified by a list of subjects, presented on the right of this page. By clicking on each of them, you can access documents on this site which will help either specify their nature or help you build your own answers.

Recognise the knowledge of farmers, herders, hunter-gatherers, fishermen

Scientific articles and publications

Papers / Documents for wide distribution

Research Papers

Work documents


Promote exchanges of knowledge


Papers / Documents for wide distribution

Research Papers