The School of Pastoral Journalism hosted a seminar on sustainable development of biocultural diversity. This seminar was conducted by Kuluipa Akmatova, a sociologist and the director of Rural Development Fund. During the seminar, we covered important topics and also received interesting information from the participants.
Biodiversity is a collection of living beings around the world. In other words, all forms of life. The key elements of biocultural diversity especially are as follows:
- Traditional knowledge on environment, which revolves around ecology and superstition, for example, do not spit water, do not enter the water in the dark, do not extinguish fire with water, etc.
- Ecosystem comprising genetic resources
- Traditional therapeutic use of genetic resources
“Language is a secret sign from our ancestors”, “Language is a collection of information” (Kuluypa Akmatova).
To understand the environment, we need to consider important information stored in the power of the language. With the help of language knowledge, we can make new discoveries. Through secret signs in the language, we will pass on knowledge to the next generation.
Every living being is unique” (Kuluypa Akmatova).
Every living being is special in its own way. And to improve it, you first need to find yourself and find out who we are. Nature will help in this. The uniqueness of the environment is the treasure of raising the consciousness of humanity. Bio – the relationship between the diversity of culture and language. When humankind in their erroneous opinion considers themselves the basis of the world, it ceases to care for and protect nature. All the opposite, we are people “in debt” to nature. “Sinners” (to blame) in front of her. No wonder our ancestors probably called this place, the Mother Earth (Jer Ene). To preserve biodiversity is the duty of each of us.
All knowledge that is stored in the language and culture was formed with the help of nature. Generally speaking, biodiversity is life in general. So, if we want a good life and development, then we must love, respect and appreciate nature.
Journalism is the voice of the people” (Kuluipa Akmatova).
It is well known that there are serious environmental problems today. And to raise this question is the business of all mankind.
Today, the information received once again emphasized the role of the journalists in the awakening of public consciousness.
“The lesson was very effective. ” (Meerim Eshimbekova – a member of the “Pastoral journalism”School)