S-Space College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (농업생명과학대학) Dept. of Forest Sciences (산림과학부) Theses (Master's Degree_산림과학부)
A study on the retention of forest-related traditional knowledge - A case of Dengcen village in Guizhou province, southwest China
산림전통지식의 보전에 관한 연구 - 중국 귀주성 Dengcen마을 사례를 중심으로
- 농업생명과학대학 산림과학부
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- 서울대학교 대학원
- traditional knowledge; indigenous knowledge; forest management; local community; local people; southwest China
- 학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 대학원 농업생명과학대학 산림과학부, 2017. 8. 윤여창.
- Local communities have relied on traditional knowledge (TK) to manage forests and utilize forest resources for centuries, and the TK helped them keep the capacity of forest ecosystems in providing environmental services. Such forest-related traditional knowledge (FTK) including local peoples' ecological knowledge, culture, religious belief and forest management know-how has been transmitted through generations. Nevertheless, industrialization and scientific development has eroded FTK and its retention is now facing challenges. This study aims to understand the status of FTK retention, and further identify demographic and socio-economic factors that have affected the erosion. For these purposes, the vitality of FTK retained by a local community called Dengcen - which is located in Guizhou province in Southwest China - was measured by utilizing Vitality Index of Traditional Environmental Knowledge (VITEK) method. Besides, ones age, gender, experience of living in urban areas, and education level are indicated as demographic and socio-economic factors influencing FTK erosion. We suggest, to help the FTK to be maintained, FTK education program for young local people and culture-based ecotourism with active involvement of local community should be developed as well.