Sara Guadilla-Sáez

Sara Guadilla-Sáez
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | UNESCO · Sector Natural Sciences

PhD

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The Convention on Biological Diversity is defining the goals that will frame future global biodiversity policy in a context of rapid biodiversity decline and under pressure to make transformative change. Drawing on the work of Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, we argue that transformative change requires the foregrounding of Indigenous people...
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Understanding valuation of and access to traditional agroecological knowledge (TAeK) in industrialized countries is key to designing initiatives that can reverse the erosion of TAeK. We explored these issues using a quasi-experimental design. We measured valuation and access to TAeK with a survey before and after an intervention based on a citizen...
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With a terrestrial surface increasingly dominated by human activities, conservation scholars nowadays seek to reconcile extractive land uses, such as low-intensity agriculture, forestry or agroforestry, with biodiversity conservation. This approach has been widely adopted by the international forestry community, which advocates for implementing man...
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Through traditional practices that typically impact the surrounding natural areas, rural communities worldwide have created and maintained landscapes forming a diverse mosaic of species-rich habitats. In Europe, where a high portion of species is dependent on the persistence of traditional rural landscapes, the progressive abandonment of agricultur...
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The establishment and maintenance of protected areas is the backbone of global conservation strategies to halt biodiversity loss. However, despite the more than 200,000 legally designated protected sites worldwide, the rate of species extinction has not decreased, for which some debate the real effectiveness of protected areas to preserve biodivers...
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In pre-industrial Spain, the use of local natural resources was essential in guaranteeing peasants’ subsistence (Piqueras and Sanz, 2007), especially in high mountain areas, where forest resources were essential for everyday life (Parrotta and Trosper, 2012). Overtime, groups developed formal –e.g., local ordinances– and informal –e.g., cultural pr...
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Esta comunicación proporciona una visión histórica de la importancia de las prácticas tradicionales en montes comunales españoles. Desde la Edad Media hasta principios del s. XIX, el papel clave de los recursos forestales en las economías de subsistencia de la mayoría de comunidades campesinas favoreció el desarrollo de técnicas dirigidas a preserv...
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Desde tiempos lejanos la especie humana se ha servido de la naturaleza de la cual forma parte, de aquí nace una ciencia encargada de estudiar el conocimiento tradicional de las plantas, la etnobotánica. Un botánico norteamericano, fue el primero en utilizar este término a finales del siglo XIX (Harshberger, 1896) y le siguieron botánicos y antropól...

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The importance of traditional knowledge for the conservation of biodiversity conservation has attracted interest to preserve, maintain and promote this kind of knowledge, as reflected in Article 8 (j) of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Pursuant Trying to comply towith this agreement, the Spanish legislation incorporateding traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) as one of the fundamental components of the Spanish Inventory of Natural Heritage and Biodiversity (Royal Decree 556/2011). In this context, a group of researchers is developing the Spanish Inventory of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (IECTB), a public instrument which aims to collect traditional ecological knowledge, assess their its conservation status and vulnerability, and to make this knowledge accessible to managers, researchers, and citizens in general. In its current development, the IECTB only includes information collected by professional researchers, which limits the type of knowledge to documentdocumented, since as many of this knowledge is found only in oral form and is maintained by -mainlyprincipally- by elderly rural population. This research e CONECT-e project will develop and validate a new methodology that willould broaden the basis on which the TEK is collected while about what toengaging citizenship. Specifically, we will have developed an interactive digital wiki-like platform (www.conecte.es) that allows any citizen to both contribute their elders’ TEK -following citizen science ideas- as well as accessing information provided by other citizens. The project, lasting three years, will be developed in three phases and will focus on the collection of agroecological practicestraditional knowledge on plants, landraces, ecosystems, animals, minerals, fungus and climate change indicators. Project methodology This project will be developed in three phases. During the preparatory phase, we will design, implement and test the platform and its information validating tools. During implementation, we will use three approaches to disseminate the platform. First, the platform will be disseminated among the general public through advertising media, social networks and circles of potentially interested people. Second, we will work with a targeted group of citizens who, a priori, we consider may have already collected traditional knowledge (the Spanish seed network, Red de Semillas Resembrando e Intercambiando). Third, we will try to access elderly rural people through the younger generations. Specifically, we will work with students from agricultural technical schools (16-20 years old) in Catalonia, a region with an important rural population but also an important agricultural extension system. Comparing the quantity and quality of the data obtained by the three approaches, and the impact on the students’ perception on the value of TEK (measured with pre and post activity surveys), we will be able to evaluate this innovative tool. Finally, in the third phase we will also evaluate this methodology in terms of its ability to contribute to the IECTB and protect through a digital common’s approach this important body of knowledge.