October 16 -19, 2019  Recife - Pernambuco - Brazil

Challenges and perspectives for the coming years

October 16 -19, 2019

Recife - Pernambuco - Brazil

Av. Prof. Moraes Rego, 1235 - Cidade Universitária, Recife - PE, 50670-901
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      The goals of the events are to create opportunities for international debate and exchange of experiences on the use and conservation of natural resources and to facilitate the articulation between the knowledge of local populations and those produced in formal institutions of teaching and research. In particular, the following shall be sought:


  • Promote discussions on the use and conservation of natural resources, as well as their economic use;

  • Strengthen and disseminate ethnobiology and ethnoecology among students, researchers and funding agencies in Latin America, notably in Brazil (venue of the event);

  • To bring researchers and communities directly involved in this field of knowledge, promoting discussions that are pertinent to issues related to local knowledge and their rights;

  • Provide a space for exchange of experience between professionals and students from all over the world;

  • Bring together professionals from different orientations and disciplines related to the human-biota interrelationship in an international discussion forum.

  • Bring ethnobotanical experts and ethnozoologists from all over the world to Brazil, in order to increase the consolidation of these disciplines in our country.

  • Encourage greater participation of countries from Latin America and other continents of the Southern Hemisphere that had little representation in previous editions.

  • Generate a space for debate around the local botanical and zoological knowledge and its application in a global context, when the general tendency is the accelerated loss of this type of knowledge.

  • Encourage the exchange of experiences and interaction between different scientific groups in order to facilitate the articulation of partnerships in projects and contribute to the conservation of cultural and biological diversity.

  • Discuss how ethnobotany and ethnozoology can contribute to innovation and the search for new technologies in order to improve people's quality of life and the conservation of natural resources.