International Society of Ethnobiology
For two decades, the International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) has actively promoted and supported the inextricable linkages between biological and cultural diversity and the vital role of Indigenous and local peoples in stewardship of biological diversity and cultural heritage, which includes recognition of land and resource rights, as well as rights and responsibilities over tangible and intangible cultural and intellectual properties. The ISE is committed to understanding the complex relationships which exist between human societies and their environments. A core value of the ISE is the recognition of Indigenous peoples as critical players in the conservation of biological, cultural and linguistic diversity.
The International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) is a 501(c)3 scientific and educational association located in Vermont, USA and registered in Georgia, USA. The ISE is governed by a constitution and guided by the work of a voluntary Board of Directors who are elected every two years by the ISE membership at a General Assembly held as part of each International Congress of Ethnobiology.