New Publication: Resilience Assessment Workshops: A Biocultural Approach to Conservation Management of a Rural Landscape in Taiwan


A new article recently appeared in the journal Sustainability, written by colleagues at IPSI member National Dong Hwa University in Chinese Taipei, and covering a lot of material relevant to IPSI and particularly the “Indicators of Resilience in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes” developed through IPSI collaborative activities.

According to the article abstract, “Local and indigenous communities play a crucial role in stewardship of biodiversity worldwide. Assessment of resilience in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) is an essential prerequisite for sustainable human–nature interactions in the area. This work examines application of resilience assessment workshops (RAWs) as a biocultural approach to conservation management… Results show that the communities’ primary issues of concern and adjustments to the action plan are related to biodiversity-based livelihoods, transfer of traditional knowledge, and sustainable use of common resources. The study concludes that this approach has a high potential to help facilitate nature-based solutions for human well-being and biodiversity benefits in Xinshe SEPLS.”

The article contains a great deal of information that should be of interest to anyone working with issues related to IPSI. It is available on the Sustainability website here.