08 October 2008 | Video
A new understanding of the 'diversity of life' is gaining ground—‘biocultural’ diversity: diversity in culture as well as nature. Biodiversity and cultural diversity are intimately related to each other. Humans have adapted to life in particular environments, learning about stewardship and responsibility: how to use natural resources without depleting them, and often by enhancing them. Ken Wilson of the Christensen Fund says we cannot hope to save biodiversity if we don't take care of the myriad cultures and traditions that exist around the world.