Mexican Congress of Ethnobiology in Morelia, Mexico, 2018.

Updated: Aug 27, 2018

The topic entitled "Ethnobotany of women in the town of San José de Rincón, Puebla, Mexico" was presented by our PhD researcher Ana Gladys Ramírez, within the "XI Congress Mexican Ethnobiology", held on Morelia, from June 11 to 15, 2018.


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Ethnobiology is a field of knowledge oriented to the study the interaction of the population with the natural environment as traditional systems and environmental knowledge. This line of work has been taking place in Mexico and Latin America for more than 20 years. Mexico is considered one of the countries that generate important contributions for transdisciplinary research in the ethnobiological task.


The event was held in UNAM ENES in Morelia, with the participation of experts such as Aida Castilleja González, Eckart Boege and Víctor Toledo, members of the Biocultural Heritage Thematic Network from Mexico.


Throughout the event, the importance of tackling ethnographically, the importance of analyzing the territory from and for the benefit of rural and indigenous populations in a vulnerable situation and the proposal of new methodological tools for research as it is the community mapping for the detection of socio-environmental problems and indigenous worldview were some of the issues addressed. 


These new approaches contribute positively in the work developed by the UNESCO Chair research line of Intangible Cultural Heritage. During the event, several links and networks for the exchange of experiences, very necessary within the environmental and social disciplines, have been established.