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1. Policies and interventions designed based on indicators of human well-being can potentially do unintentional harm if there is a mismatch between local and global worldviews. 
2. Participatory research by a Science for Nature and People Partnership working group on Assessing Biocultural Indicators identified eight broad dimensions that characterize well-being from a Pacific Islands’ perspective. 
3. The researchers provide guidance on how to develop culturally grounded indicators of well-being, focusing on two dimensions that are often overlooked in global sustainable development frameworks: connectedness to people and place; and indigenous and local knowledge, practice and beliefs. 


Study and Journal:  "Developing biocultural indicators for resource management"   from  Conservation Science and Practice 
WCS Co-Author(s):  Stacy Jupiter , WCS Melanesia Program ;  Joe McCarter , WCS Melanesia Program

 

 

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