Traditional ecological knowledge and biodiversity: Analysis of China and Zambia
Monica Kunda Kayafa, Jin Zhao
This research focuses on the use of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in Zambia and China. Ethic groups in both countries have for centuries passed down knowledge of techniques used in environmental conservation. The purpose of this research is to also analyze the backbone of environmental law in both countries, thereby highlighting how these laws work to preserve natural resources and simultaneously place significance on the use of TEK to promote environmental conservation. Furthermore, this research will scrutinize how Zambia and China protect the rights that local/indigenous communities have to these resources. Findings in this research show that TEK can aid environmental law in providing an effective, efficient and ecologically friendly way to access and utilize natural resources. Thus, ensuring that future generations are not robbed of the privilege to enjoy the benefits and sustenance derived from the environment and the various forms of natural resources that we enjoy at present.
Monica Kunda Kayafa, Jin Zhao. Traditional ecological knowledge and biodiversity: Analysis of China and Zambia. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 8, Issue 4, 2022, Pages 70-74