The first edition of the event was held at the university in 2010.
According to the event's official website, the indigenous knowledge which is the result of datum and experience
collection of local folks and societies in successive generations is a valuable
body that should be considered for getting to sustainable development.
Recently the perpetual cooperation of indigenous knowledge and modern
academic knowledge has been considered by researchers, managers and plan makers
of countries, for comprehensive advancement of human beings, as well as food
supply, welfare and security.
Nowadays, ecosystem disruption and extinction of the important
biological species is one of the main problems of the world. Unfortunately
human being is the main agent of such destruction, whereas his life is
completely dependent on this unique biosphere.
To save the earth from such a vast ruin which itself guarantees
human’s survive, we’d better make use of academic modern sciences and
The aims of convening international conference on the traditional
knowledge for conservation of biodiversity are to attract worldwide attention
to such a phenomenon, to collect indigenous data and sciences from different
parts of the world, and to study its influence on conservation of biodiversity.
These indigenous sciences in cases have protected the important and valuable
species, and in some other cases have led to their extinction.