Biodiversity Science ›› 1999, Vol. 07 ›› Issue (3): 245-249.doi: 10.17520/biods.1999038

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Impacts of traditional culture of Yi nationality upon biodiversity in Zixishan Mountain area, Yunnan

LONG Chun-Lin, ZHANG Fang-Yu, PEI Sheng-Ji, CHEN San-Yang   

  1. 1) Kunming Institute of Botany , Chinese Academy of Sciences , Kunming  650204
    2) Chuxiong Bureau for Urban & Rural Construction and Environmental Protection ,Chuxiong  675000
    3) International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development , Kathmandu , GPO Box 3226 , Nepa
  • Received:1998-06-18 Revised:1998-12-31 Online:1999-08-20

The relationship between traditional culture of Yi minority and biodiversity in Zixishan Mountain area , central Yunnan , SW China , was investigated through the approaches of ethnobiology and cultural anthropology. Rich biodiversity in Zixishan Mountain area is benefited from traditional Yi culture. Totem culture of Yi minority has contributed significantly to the success of biodiversity conservation at ecosystem , species and genetic levels. It is suggested that the traditional culture and indigenous knowledge of the Yi ethnic culture be conserved and extensively studied for biodiversity conservation.

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