The Christensen Fund’s interest in the stewardship and ongoing creation of biocultural diversity inevitably brings us into partnership with the world’s indigenous farmers: the descendents of the original domesticators of food crops, the ones still most active in moving genes between wild and domesticated varieties, and those selecting seeds for all kinds of delicious purposes. […]
Monthly Archives: January 2011
Coevolution: Guides and Gatherers
A bird-human partnership to hunt honey has co-evolved – a beautiful example of a biocultural interspecies relationship.
By Ken Wilson, Executive Director
There is a bird in Africa called the greater honeyguide that has evolved the ability to guide people to wild bees’ nests in order to share the booty with them. With unique wax-digesting enzymes the […]