BIOLITERACY

For a sustainable future the core of our educational experiences should be centered on bioliteracy.

Bioliteracy is the knowledge of our biological heritage, how cultures interrelate with nature, and the most beneficial ways to progress into a sustainable future.

Bioliteracy is the knowledge of life and its environments that lets us to understand biological processes, to fully appreciate nature, and to address the environmental crisis.

Bioliteracy provides for industries including sustainable agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and tourism.

"We cannot fully appreciate literature unless we are educated in literature, and we cannot fully appreciate nature unless we are bioliterate."

Bioliteracy involves not only biological knowledge, but also understanding the history that has shaped our current views of nature and conservation. Bioliteracy provides knowledge that guides our and our children's future.

Bioliteracy offers increased employment opportunities in sustainability related fields such as fishing, forestry, tourism, agriculture, habitat creation, environmental projects and science, and management.

Bioliteracy enables us to enjoy the natural world, and improve our emotional and physical health, through greater understanding and interaction with our environment.

The Central American, Carribean, and Sartenejan Regions provide habitat for a remarkable variety of wildlife and plants. 

We provide educational information on bioliteracy, backed by regional examples, through this website and associated projects.

References and other information sources:

Community-Based Biology, 2003. UNESCO-IUBS Bioliteracy Series No-1, By Anthony J.F. Griífiths, University of British Columbia. PDF

From Demilitarization to Bioliteracy: How Costa Rica has Become a Biodiversity-Friendly Country   http://transformconflict.blogspot.com/2012/11/from-demilitarization-to-bioliteracy.html