Igmale’eng’en (Sacred Forests)

Participatory mapping of the Talaandig people’s ecological knowledge in relation to PES adoption

The project explores how indigenous ecological knowledge of the forests are deployed by the Talaandig people in shaping a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) project in Mt. Kalatungan. It interrogates how cumulative and intergenerational knowledge, belief, and practice systems contribute to their adoption of green neoliberalism and consequently, provide concrete insights into how local interests and demands find its way into (global and national) climate change solutions.

  • Funded by: Global Minds (Vlir-Uos; 2021)
  • Contact: Mary Ann Manahan
  • Other staff involved: Jeroen Adam, Esther Marijnen, in collaboration with LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights)