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Trisha Kehaulani Watson, JD, PhD                    Honua Consulting (Hawai`i)                     www.honuaconsulting.com...
The TEK Courtship             Many conservation biologists embrace the intrinsic  value of traditional ecological knowle...
Integrating Knowledge           Systems                          Research   Cultural research base   Collaborative res...
Research and Management                        Research                           Management       Typically western scie...
Practices andCommunity Activities                    Practices                   Community Activities    Typically native...
Build Relationships!    (we love the earth too!)             
Mahalo!          (Thank you)              I have materials available for you to take  at my table that illustrate where w...
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Aloha `āIna

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Presentation for the #ICCB Internationa Congess of Conservation Biology

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Aloha `āIna

  1. 1. Trisha Kehaulani Watson, JD, PhD Honua Consulting (Hawai`i) www.honuaconsulting.com watson@honuaconsulting.com(Honua means “earth” in Hawaiian; “Aloha `Āina” means love of the land.)
  2. 2. The TEK Courtship  Many conservation biologists embrace the intrinsic value of traditional ecological knowledge Many recognize the value of working and partnering with indigenous peoples and communities “We love TEK! (Even if we don’t know what to do with it.)”
  3. 3. Integrating Knowledge Systems  Research  Cultural research base  Collaborative research  Co-publishing / project development Management / policies  Cooperative decision making Practices Community Activities  Outreach and Education
  4. 4. Research and Management  Research Management Typically western science activities.
  5. 5. Practices andCommunity Activities  Practices Community Activities Typically native community activities.
  6. 6. Build Relationships! (we love the earth too!) 
  7. 7. Mahalo! (Thank you) I have materials available for you to take at my table that illustrate where we’ve successfully done this. I also have candy… from Hawai`i.

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