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An article I published last year in The Conversation and republished in Smithsonian Magazineabout Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and western science touched a nerve among some readers. My article discussed examples of Indigenous peoples having detailed knowledge of animal behaviour, coastal ecology and historical events that have only recently been “discovered” or verified by western scientists. Although the article was […]
As elephants, rhinos, and tigers capture the spotlight, thousands of other species are being traded into potential oblivion. Anecdotally, international trade in all 10 crocodile skink species, which come from New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Indonesia, seems to be on the rise. Yet no one has any idea how many of these lizards are […]
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Krieanna Reni, is a mother who has walked some distances to fetch water in the village of Lanvitvit, Aulua area South east of Malekula. Ms Reni is a class 6 leaver and has children who she claimed were her great help in the daily chores she carried out as a mother. “For a very long time […]
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It has long been said: “The eyes are the windows to the soul”. It’s a very poetic and metaphysical saying, and I always wondered what it really meant. Part of my personal difficulty was: what is the soul that the eyes are the windows to? Part of the physical brain? The personality? The conscious thinking […]
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SCIENTISTS around the world, especially in France, are astonished by PNG’s large rainforest and its biodiversity, says France’s Ambassador Philippe Janvier-Kamiyama. Janvier-Kamiyama was speaking at Government House in Port Moresby after presenting his credentials to acting Governor-General and Speaker Job Pomat. “Your country has the third largest primary rainforest in the world, whose biodiversity is […]
In a world-first a New Zealand river has been granted the same legal rights as a human being. The local Māori tribe of Whanganui in the North Island has fought for the recognition of their river – the third-largest in New Zealand – as an ancestor for 140 years. On Wednesday, hundreds of tribal representatives wept with […]
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