What is it about?

This study explores how to connect traditional knowledge with ecological restoration and conservation. Engagement of local people can be obtained by direct participation of the public, in what is called citizen science. It presumes that scientists are open to a research approach taking responsibility for the environment in which they work. We illustrate this in a field project among Bedouins from the Wadi Allaqi area in South Egypt.

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Why is it important?

Traditional knowledge can be very instrumental in the restoration of ecology, providing both local people and scientists cooperate in a responsible way.

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This page is a summary of: Engaging local communities in restoration projects: reconsidering the role of traditional knowledge in Wadi Allaqi, Egypt, Restoration Ecology, December 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/rec.13598.
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