People, Culture & Conservation in West Africa:
Studies of Multispecies Coexistence
This database brings together the fascinating and interconnected worlds of “more-than-humans” in West African landscapes.
Within it we include studies about people, flora and fauna as well as the social, cultural and ecological roles of supernatural entities and natural features, which in West Africa are sometimes personified through practices, culture and religious beliefs.
We refer to the human-wildlife collective of interactive beings as “more-than-humans” – a term which groups together people, animals, plants and supernatural beings in a single broad category across social, physiological and ecological scales.
This database was created in the scope of the post-doctoral fellowship of Dr Hannah E. Parathian (CRIA/04038/BPD/DASE) financed by FCT (UID/ANT/04038/2013). Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia I.P., in the scope of CRIA's strategic plan (UIDB/04038/2020).