traditional ecological knowledge (TEK)

The evolving knowledge acquired by indigenous and local peoples over hundreds or thousands of years through direct contact with the environment. This knowledge is specific to a location and includes the relationships between plants, animals, natural phenomena, landscapes and timing of events that are used for lifeways, including but not limited to hunting, fishing, trapping, agriculture, and forestry. Also known as Indigenous Knowledge or Native Science.

Synonym: 
TEK
Citation: 
https://www.fws.gov/nativeamerican/traditional-knowledge.html
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