Tom Corcoran

Ethnographer, Explorer

Biocultural Heritage Transect

2020 we explore how the interlinked traditional knowledge, biodiversity, culture and landscapes – the biocultural heritage – of indigenous peoples can contribute to sustainable development. This research transect will contribute directly to establishing new biocultural heritage understanding of life in remote areas of Northern Pakistan 

But indigenous peoples are also among the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities, often suffering racial discrimination. They face growing dispossession of land and natural resources, their cultures are being eroded by modernisation, and customary institutions have been altered by colonial administrations in some cases. 

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