Bhutanese Bioculturalism and Sustainability
Bioculturalism is the acknowledgment that biological diversity is linked with cultural diversity in knowledge, languages, and practice and that sustaining both is necessary for ecological and cultural well-being. Bioculturalism reflects the importance of integrating different cultural values into environmental conservation and sustainable livelihood. However, with an all too well-known global syndrome of endless human consumption of natural resources, all predicated on the erroneous notion that production is the hallmark of today’s corporate capitalist success profile, a veritable “Pandora’s box” has exploded upon human culture. The result is the rapid and gravid disintegration of cultural diversity and environmental well-being.