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What is Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Handbook of Research on Technological Developments for Cultural Heritage and eTourism Applications
A qualitative, intuitive, holistic, moral and spiritual knowledge, based on empirical observation and accumulation of facts through the daily use of natural resources.
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Information Mycological Systems and Traditional Ecological Knowledge: The Case of Mycological Tourism in Central Mexico
Humberto Thomé-Ortiz (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Mexico)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2927-9.ch016
Abstract
Wild edible fungi are non-timber forest products that have great relevance for forest communities in central Mexico. Texcaltitlán is a rural community known for its traditional ecological knowledge on the use and identification of wild edible mushrooms. The aim of this work is to link Geographic Information Systems and Traditional Ecological Knowledge, in order to generate Mycological Information Systems. This is a qualitative, quantitative and exploratory research, which seeks to determine the usefulness of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to systematize and locate mycological resources for use as a tourist attraction. The results show the existence of a wide variety of edible mushrooms in the region, along with a wide mycological traditional knowledge. Both aspects reflect the existence of unique natural and cultural features that can be the basis to build a unique tourism product in central Mexico. It is concluded that GIS are useful tools to build a multifunctional vision of mushrooms.
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Promotion and Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge Systems and the Traditional Environmental Knowledge of Garo Communities in Bangladesh
It is the on-going accumulation of knowledge, practice and belief about relationships between living beings in a specific ecosystem.
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