Embracing a Proactive Approach to Ecology Management Our inability to solve the environmental challenges facing the world today has exposed the limitations of Western management practices. But in Traditional Ecology Knowledge there is hope that lessons can be learned that can help society find ways to do a better job at managing the environment. Skeptics may posit that scientific ecology and Traditional Ecology Knowledge are incompatible. Indigenous cultures believe in a holistic, cosmological connection with nature. Western culture sees an empirical imbalance in nature and this is the cause for environmentalism. But the two ways of knowing, scientific ecology and Traditional Ecology Knowledge, are potentially complementary (Berkes,...The end:
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