Nominations and Applications for the Darrell Posey Fellowship Program due 27 September 2013!

DEADLINE: 27 September 2013 En español En français   We are pleased to announce a Call for Nominations and Applications for the 2013 – 2015 ISE Darrell Posey Fellowship for Ethnoecology and Traditional Resource Rights awards. In addition to the Field Fellowship and Small Grants awards that you are all familiar with, we are pleased… Read more »

ISE Round Table on “Ethics, Ethnobiology, and Participatory Research” at the 3rd Latin American Conference of Ethnobiology in La Paz, Bolivia

Contributed by Armando Medinaceli In the framework of the collaboration that exists between ISE and SOLAE (Sociedad Latinoamericana de Etnobiología), and as a follow up to a first joint session on ethics in 2010, a round table on “ethics, ethnobiology, and participatory research” was held at the III Latin American Society of Ethnobiology congress in… Read more »

A Special note on Prior Informed Consent (PIC)

Why are you asking our gyan (knowledge) and padhati (practice)?: Ethics and prior informed consent for research on traditional knowledge systems Contributed by Ranjay K. Singh1 This article presents practical guidelines for healthy and ethical collaborative research with traditional knowledge holders (TKHs) and local/traditional communities. Experience indicates that, in a majority of cases, research on… Read more »

In the Talamanca Mountains: A Photo Essay Describing My Experiences Working with Bribri Youth in Costa Rica

Contributed by Olivia Sylvester * *This work was carried out with the aid of a grant from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada. Information on the Centre is available on the web at; I was also supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada through a grant rewarded to Dr…. Read more »