Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe

This domain of the intangible cultural heritage is concerned with regional and traditional knowledge, skills and practices with regards to the interaction between human beings and their environment. It includes know-how on agriculture, forestry and water management as well as the handling of natural resources in terms of nutrition or traditional medication and cures.

The implementation of the convention regarding the intangible cultural heritage fosters the preservation of cultural and biological diversity as well as people’s interaction with nature.