International Pollinator Study First of Its Kind to Incorporate Indigenous Knowledge

San Francisco State University Professor of Biology Gretchen LeBuhn was recently part of an ambitious international study published in Nature Sustainability that pulled together knowledge about how pollinators are perceived and used by people all over the world — including, importantly, by indigenous peoples — to better understand how the important group of wildlife can be conserved.

“This is the first time that an intergovernmental panel has made a concerted effort to use indigenous and local knowledge, and I think it sets a new standard for science and for inclusion,” said LeBuhn.

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