The ISE Board is pleased to announce that the 14th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology will be held in Bhutan. To help focus and guide dialogue and exchanges at the 2014 ISE Congress, the broad themes of the Congress – regenerating biocultural ecosystem resilience and traditional knowledge – have been selected for their global significance as well as their importance for local community members.
Host Organization: Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment
The over-arching themes will run through all of the sub-themes:
- Living Well: Environment, Sacred Heritage and Livelihood
- Protected Areas, Ecotourism and Community Involvement
- Intergenerational Learning/Transmission of Knowledge
- Ethnobiology and Ecosystem Services – Broadening the Conversation
- Influencing Governance Policies (community-based natural resource management, gender, participation, citizen science…)
- Ethnobiology in Mountain Communities
- Mindfulness, Ethics and Mental Ecology
This proposal was approved at the 12th Congress in Tofino, Canada (2010). Read the full proposal to host the 14th ISE Congress and view the presentation “Glimpses of Bhutan“, which was shared at the 2nd General Assembly in Tofino.
The ISE Board is pleased to announce that the 15th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology will be held in Uganda. The proposed overarching theme of the is Ethnobiological knowledge for improved human wellbeing and development.
Host Organization: Makerere University, in collaboration with Uganda National Council for Science and Technology and Buganda Kingdom
This proposal was selected by ISE members through the online voting process held in conjunction with the 13th Congress in Montpellier, France (2012). Read the full proposal to host the 15th ISE Congress. The presentation shown during the 2nd General Assembly in Montpellier will be posted soon.