Promoting the interlinked biological and cultural riches of indigenous peoples and local communities.
Biocultural Heritage refers to the knowledge and practices of indigenous people and their biological resources, from the genetic varieties of crops they develop, to the landscapes they create. As indigenous groups have often lived in and adapted to harsh climates over many generations, this heritage provides a vital resource for long-term food security.
This website provides guidance and tools and shares research to support and promote biocultural heritage. It shares research developed through Protecting Community Rights over Traditional Knowledge and Smallholder Innovation for Resilience. It shows how the concept of biocultural heritage can be used to protect the bundle of rights that support indigenous peoples and local communities.