Prediction and management of natural disasters through indigenous Technical Knowledge, with special reference to fisheries

Sethi, S N and Sundaray, J K and Panigrahi, A and Chand, Subhash (2011) Prediction and management of natural disasters through indigenous Technical Knowledge, with special reference to fisheries. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 10 (1). pp. 167-172.

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Abstract

Traditional Indigenous knowledge has over the years played a significant role in solving several major social-ecological problems including those related to climate change and variability. People living close to nature often observe the circumstances around them and are the often the first to identify and adapt to any changes. The appearance of certain birds, mating of certain animals and flowering of certain plants are all seen as important signals of change with respect to timing and seasonality of natural phenomena that are well understood in traditional knowledge systems. Indigenous and local peoples have relied on biodiversity as a buffer against environmental variation, change and catastrophe.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Prediction; management; natural disasters; indigenous Technical Knowledge; fisheries
Subjects:Oceanography > Natural calamities
Divisions:Contributors
ID Code:7956
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:05 Mar 2011 17:33
Last Modified:05 Mar 2011 17:33

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