Conservation

Hierarchies of knowledge: Ethnobotanical knowledge, practices and cosmology of the Venda in South Africa

Posted on 7 July 2017 by Sustainable Places

Dr Natasha Constant, Research Associate at the Sustainable Places Research Institute I recently attended the Resilience for Development: Assessment Methods and Transformation Practices Colleqium in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I presented on the Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) for Stewardship and Resilience Panel. I will discuss some of the findings and issues from the research
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Exploring the role of indigenous knowledge systems for plant and forest conservation in South Africa

Posted on 21 September 2016 by Sustainable Places

Dr Natasha Constant, Research Associate, Sustainable Places Research Institute The land of the Venda in the Limpopo Province of South Africa is a beautiful landscape full of history, forests, deep-valleys, waterfalls and lakes shrouded in myth and legend.  The Venda resides in the eastern fringes of the Soutpansberg Mountain Range which has been recognised as
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Borneo Field Course 2015 – Rainforest without the rain!

Posted on 16 July 2015 by Sustainable Places

by Professor Mike Bruford, Sustainable Places Co-director This years Biosciences Field Course to our Sustainable Places Observatory at the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary (1st – 17th July) took place against the backdrop of an El Niño event which saw very little rain, high temperatures and an unusually dry forest floor. The nineteen second year Biology undergraduate
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