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Traditional and local environmental knowledge is an archive of flexible adaptations. This examination of the Maya forest provides an example of the importance of accumulated knowledge that tells how to reduce temperature, maintain biodiversity, conserve water, build soil fertility, check erosion, and care for people and the planet.

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Why is it important?

There is no Planet B!


Highlighting the importance of exploring solutions past brings to the forest the impacts and potentials for sustaining hte human-environmental relationship.

Anabel Ford
University of California Santa Barbara

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This page is a summary of: Conserving the American Tropics: Exploring the Cropscape of the Ancient Maya, Technology s Stories, March 2021, University of Oklahoma Libraries, DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2021.03.23.01.
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