Examining the concept of Cultural Ecology and exploring its relevance in conservation

Cultural heritage resources are complex entities that have evolved over time and through discussions and negotiations with numerous creative human minds. They do not exist in a vacuum, but are connected to various other types of tangible and intangible elements. Before any intervention, it is important to fully understand them. It is often found that there is a lack of thorough procedures to preserve our cultural heritage. The result is unsustainable solutions and, in rare cases, disasters that endanger heritage and other related resources. This paper will explore the concept of cultural ecology in order to understand and evaluate its use in the field of conservation.