Using local knowledge to address environmental problems (Faroe Islands)
|Summary||Local knowledge about an eroding land bridge, provided by elderly people in Nolsoy, Faroe Islands, helped to develop a management plan |
Country/ies: Faroe Islands
|Theme(s)||Erosion; local communities|
Does environmental monitoring take place? No
|Target age range||60-90 years|
|Keyword(s)||Interviews; local knowledge; local history; erosion; possible climate change|
Lis Mortensen (email@example.com)
The land bridge between the north and south of the island of Nolsoy, Faroe Islands, is disappearing because of sea erosion and increased sea level. The 70m wide land bridge, is part of the village and its disappearance poses a threat to the community. Staff at INTERACT partner, Jardfeingi, interviewed ten elders in the village (aged between 60 and 90 years of age) about this erosion. This revealed the rate at which the bridge is eroding, and helped guide further field work, which can lead to a management plan.
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