Traditional knowledge provides resilience to a changing climate highlights how important cultural diversity is to the protection of biological diversity, by explaining the signs that members of the Maya Kaqchikel use to predict changes in the weather. It was filmed by Tirza Yanira Ixmucané Saloj Oroxom (Maya Kaqchikel) and produced by If Not Us Then Who, with input from Ramiro Batzin, Coordinator of Sotz’il and co-chair of the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB).
This film is part of a series examining the critical contributions that Indigenous peoples and local communities make to protecting the world’s biodiversity, and complements the Local Biodiversity Outlooks. It is a collaboration between the Local Biodiversity Outlooks, If Not Us Then Who? and Nia Tero.
Other films in this series:
- Nana Yala (Mother Earth)
- Zenu Indigenous Women: Protectors and Growers of Mother Earth
- Froxán Commons – A community restoration project in Galicia, Spain brings native species back to their forests
- Li Kiampka (Our descendants)
- Minta Ari – Constant rain in a Dayak community in Indonesia
- How the Ogiek of Kenya are using mapping to advocate for their land rights
- A Pgaz K’Nyau community in northern Thailand supports biodiversity and their local economy by producing honey
- Tarimat Pujut: Living in Harmony with Nature in Peru