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