Biodiversity conservation, communication and language: is English a solution, a problem or both?

Biodiversity conservation, communication and language: is English a solution, a problem or both?

ICT's, the role of the English lanuage and biodiversity conservation

Biodiversity conservation is becoming a global agenda operating on an equally global arena. The name if the game is communication and collaboration across cultures and languages, facilitated by ICTs. This networking is increasing facilitated by the use of the English language, but can this be separated from the promotion of Western values?

This short paper asks:

  • Can ICTs be used to increase understanding of the connections between culture and language?
  • How important are languages when we seek to understand the connection between biodiversity conservation and culture>
  • How important are languages when we seek to involve people in conservation?
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