Traditional Ecological Knowledge Research in Wildlife Conservation
Join Redwood Region Audubon Society for a free presentation by Dr. Seafha Ramos, Research Associate and Lecturer at Humboldt State University Wildlife Department. Long before European scientists set foot in North America, Indigenous Peoples had been gathering information about their environment for millennia. Only recently has the western scientific community begun to acknowledge the value and legitimacy of this Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). Dr. Ramos will discuss her work meshing TEK and wildlife conservation, and explore how wildlife biologists can develop culturally sensitive approaches to their research. Dr. Ramos is Yurok (tribal member) and Karuk, and is also a participant in the Yurok Tribe's Kee Laa-yo-lue-mehl Teacher Candidate program, which is intended to continue the revitalization of the Yurok language as a component of TEK. Bring a mug to enjoy shade-grown coffee, and come fragrance-free.