The International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) is a global, collaborative network of individuals and organizations working to preserve vital links between human societies and the natural world.

Ethnobiologists recognize that indigenous peoples, traditional societies, and local communities are critical to the conservation of biological, cultural and linguistic diversity.

Central to our mission is creating a space for dialogue, cooperation, and action across diverse languages, cultures, and worldviews. The ISE strives to channel this work into sound research methods, policies, resource use, and decision-making.

The vision of the ISE is reflected in its Code of Ethics, to which all Members are bound.