Document / Publication

  • Do more with your content!Discover PreventionWeb Services
  • Adaptation to climate change: Does traditional ecological knowledge hold the key?
    https://www.preventionweb.net/go/73347

    Email sent!

    An email has been sent to the email addresses provided, with a link to this content.

    Thank you for sharing!

    OK

Adaptation to climate change: Does traditional ecological knowledge hold the key?

Source(s):  Sustainability (MDPI)

This study uncovers the potential of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) from the perspective of indigenous communities in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, and explores how TEK helps them to observe and respond to local climate change. The results indicated that these communities have observed a significant increase in temperature, with uncertain weather and seasons.

Consequently, drought and wildfires have had a substantial impact on their livelihoods. However, they have responded to this by managing their customary land and resources to ensure food and resource security, which provides a respectable example of the sustainable management of terrestrial and inland ecosystems.

The social networks and institutions of indigenous communities enable collective action which strengthens the reciprocal relationships that they rely on when calamity strikes. Accordingly, the communities maintain theirs through cultural festivals and oral traditions passed from one generation to another. The study concludes that TEK is a practical tool that helps indigenous communities adapt to climate risks and promotes socio-ecological resilience, which upholds social empowerment and sustainable resource management



Add this content to your collection!

Enter an existing tag to add this content to one or more of your current collections. To start a new collection, enter a new tag below.

See My collections to name and share your collection
Back to search results to find more content to tag

Log in to add your tags
  • Adaptation to climate change: Does traditional ecological knowledge hold the key?
  • Publication date 2020
  • Author(s) Hosen, Nadzirah; Nakamura, Hitoshi; Hamzah, Amran et al.
  • Number of pages 18 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 10.3390/su12020676 (DOI)

Please note:Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNDRR PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use