This article proposes a new concept of “biocultural rights” that justly reflects a broader intellectual and policy trend to holistically address the protection of Indigenous natural and cultural resources. The concept of biocultural rights combines nature with culture; takes into consideration the past, the present, and the future; and values “special” Indigenous elements that are indispensable to the diversity of our universe. It aims at protecting Indigenous resources holistically and more effectively.
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Biocultural Rights: A New Paradigm for Protecting Natural and Cultural Resources of Indigenous Communities. The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 6(3)
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