Update on the 2016 ISE Congress

Contributed by Christine Kabuye The 15th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology will be held at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, 1-7 August 2016. We are glad to welcome all to the 2016 congress to be hosted by Makerere University in collaboration with the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, and Buganda Kingdom…. Read more »

Impacts of Climate Change on the Livelihoods of Loita Maasai Pastoral Community and Related Indigenous Knowledge on Adaptation and Mitigation

Contributed by Henri ole Saitabau Abstract: Since time immemorial, the Loita Maasai have had rich indigenous knowledge about their environment and how to monitor and predict climate and seasonal cycles through observation of behavioral characteristics of biological components, cosmology and other traditional, socio-cultural methods. They still use the same knowledge to model weather events and… Read more »

Hawaiʻi Beyond the Wave, Hawaiʻi Beyond the Postcard travels to the Kingdom of the Dragon

Contributed by Mascha Gugganig After a day long journey from Vancouver via China and Nepal, my accompanying traveling exhibit had mastered what many others experienced that attended the 14th conference of the ISE in Bhutan. A small airplane released a number of conference attendants finally reaching their destination. Their awe and wonder spoke through a… Read more »

Importance of Environmental and Cultural Preservation: Perspectives of Young People on a Distant Country, its Culture and Traditions

Contributed by Dominique Chirpaz Our project, born in 2012 in Montpellier, has been a long and precarious adventure . . . But finally, we don’t regret anything: the long months passed to prepare our common presentation, the stress linked to the various administrative problems to solve, as well as the financial support research! This travel… Read more »

My Congress Experience

Contributed by Michelle Baumflek Sitting in the light rain at the opening ceremony of my first ISE Congress in Bumthang, Bhutan, I knew that the week to come was going to be exceptional. The excitement and positive energy had been palpable as participants from all over the world entered the grounds, through a walkway flanked… Read more »