Our Approach

UNT student Rebecca Wilson studying the miniature forests of Cape Horn. (Photo by Adam Wilson)The term biocultural conservation attempts to express the intrinsic link between human cultures and the environment. It also is an effort to place emphasis on the fact that often culture diversity is as endangered, or more so, than species diversity in many places. In the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve (CHBR), researchers have placed special attention to this link, which requires a transdisciplinary approach to study, conserve and communicate these findings. The work in the CHBR links diverse approaches including environmental ethics, Yaghan traditional ecological knowledge, ecology, art and policy making, among others.

Key to the success of our efforts to conserve biological, cultural and linguistic diversity is the existence of infrastructure that is able to support the program.

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