Victor M. Toledo

Víctor M. Toledo, research scientist at the Institute for Ecosystem and Sustainability Research (Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad), Morelia Campus UNAM, is a Mexican biologist with PhD from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Dr. Toledo has combined his scientific training with studies in economic policies, agrarian cultures and rural sociology. An expert in ethnoecology (the cross-cultural study of how people perceive and manipulate their environments), his studies and theoretical contributions regarding the relations between indigenous cultures and the natural world are recognized internationally. Dr. Toledo served as head of the Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) in the administration of Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador from May 2019 to September 2020. See also: Victor M. Toledo, Biologist, Ethnoecologist: “Passionate for Life“.

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México Profundo: Indigenous People Hold the Keys

If the modern world is in crisis, then let us turn to its antithesis, the traditional world, in search of keys, clues, beacons.

November 16, 2023

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The New Global Power of Indigenous Peoples

The empowerment achieved by indigenous peoples in recent decades has arisen from the synergy created between the knowledge generated in the academy and the movements of resistance and rebellion and their organizations.

August 23, 2023

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Community Radio and Social Power

As small-scale stations whose airwaves spread over short distances, community radio stations deal with local issues and problems, while at the same time they examine the multiple threads that exist between nature and culture.

May 22, 2023

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The Rebirth of Campesinado in Mexico

I discovered the campesino world in the years 1970-71, while in charge of the Tropical Biology Station of the UNAM [National Autonomous University of Mexico], in Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz.

May 10, 2023

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The Kurdish Movement: From Mesopotamia to Mesoamerica

If you ask me what is the most advanced postmodern experience in the world today, that is, the one that traces a hopeful path toward a new civilization, I would undoubtedly answer: the Kurdish movement.

January 24, 2023

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¨The Limits To Growth¨ — 50 Years Later

Five decades have passed since publication of the study The Limits To Growth. The more time passes, the more it is recognized as the work that profoundly shook the economic foundations of the modern world and its worldview

November 14, 2022

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