- Start date: 1 October 2017
- End date: 30 September 2019
- Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council
- Primary investigator: Janet C.E. Watson
This interdisciplinary project examines the symbiotic relationship between local languages and nature in Southern and Eastern Arabia through a multidisciplinary network of ecosystem and humanities scholars from the UK, North America, Russia, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia, and representatives from local social groups in Southern & Eastern Arabia. Our network will engage local community members in preserving biocultural diversity, holding capacity building workshops to encourage local communities to advocate instruction in their own languages, and to work on diverse initiatives to preserve local languages and local ecosystems.