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Under the Traditional Knowledge Bulletin, the UNU-IAS TKI ran a series of guest articles and commentaries on topical issues in traditional knowledge up until 2014. These articles are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. Articles may be read online, or downloaded in pdf format. Please note that the views expressed in the articles are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the perspective of the Traditional Knowledge Initiative.

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2013 Journal Article: Savanna Fire Management

A journal article describing the 'Australian experience' and exploring options for implementing community-based savanna burning emissions reduction projects in other continental savanna settings read more...

2013 Journal Article: Blue Carbon

A journal article describing the role of traditional management systems in providing benefits for carbon storage, biodiversity conservation and livelihoods read more...

2013 Guest Article: Pacific Is. Climate Change

This article explores how three communities in Fiji and three communities in Vanuatu have adapted to local environmental change or events. read more...

2013 OurWorld Article: Skolt Sámi

An Arctic people of northern Finland whose livelihoods depend largely on their environment, the Skolt Sámi are searching for ways to remain resilient in the face of climate change. read more...

2012 OurWorld Article: Energy and TK

'Energy Innovation and Traditional Knowledge'. Article and video by K Galloway McLean, A Ramos Castillo and B Barrett. 2 November 2012. read more...

2012 OurWorld Article: Land Use and Climate Change

'Land use, climate change adaptation and indigenous peoples'. Article and video by Kirsty Galloway McLean, 8 October 2012. read more...

2012 OurWorld Article: Can REDD Ever Become Green?

'Can REDD Forests Ever Become Green?'. Article and video by Gleb Raygorodetsky. 1 August 2012. read more...

2011 Guest Article: Aboriginal Seasonal Knowledge

'Australian Aboriginal peoples’ seasonal knowledge: a potential basis for shared understanding in environmental management' by S Prober, M O'Connor and F Walsh. Ecology and Society, 2011. read more...

2011 Guest Article: TK & TEEB

'Setting the stage for new global knowledge: traditional knowledge and "The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity" at IUCN's World Conservation Congress'. Article by Chad Monfreda. 1 August 2011. read more...

2011 Guest Article: ABS & the Nagoya Protocol

'Adoption of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing at COP-10'. Article by John Scott. 15 March 2011. read more...

2010 Guest Article: Evolution of Benefit Sharing

'The Evolution of Benefit Sharing: Linking Biodiversity and Community Livelihoods' by Elisa Morgera and Elsa Tsioumani. 17 October 2010. read more...

2010 Guest Article: Combining TK & Scientific Data

'Combining TEK and conventional scientific data in forest management'. Article by L Rist, R Shaanker, E Milner Gulland and J Ghazoul. 1 June 2010. read more...

2010 Guest Article: Ama Divers Japan

'Japan’s "ama" free divers keep their traditions'. Article by Anne Macdonald. 17 May 2010. read more...

2010 Guest Article: Biological Patent Predicament

'Traditional Knowledge and Biological Product Derivative Patents: Benefit-Sharing and Patent Issues Relating to Camu Camu, Kakadu Plum and Açaí Plant Extracts' by Daniel F Robinson. 30 April 2010 read more...

2010 Guest Article: COP-15 Climate Negotiations

'The Road Ahead: What next for Indigenous People in the climate change negotiations?'. An analysis of the outcome of COP-15 by Sam Johnston and Vicky Tauli-Corpuz. 7 April 2010. read more...

2009 Editorial: TK & Climate Change at COP-15

'Traditional knowledge and climate change: from Anchorage to Copenhagen' editorial on TK messages from 2009 Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate Change by Elsa Tsioumani. 8 December 2009. read more...

2009 Guest Article: TK & Western Science

The Whizz of Electrons and the Wisdom of Elders: Linking Traditional Knowledge and Western Science. Ame Ramos Castillo, 31 July 2009. read more...

2009 Guest Article: ABS and Hoodia, Shifting Sands

'Shifting Sands of ABS Best Practice: Hoodia from the Community Perspective' by Kabir Bavikatte, Harry Jonas & Johanna von Braun. 31 March 2009. read more...
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