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Sentinel VIPs (Vulnerable Indigenous Peoples) is an International Research Group dedicated to the co-construction of research between academic science and indigenous sciences.

This research is funded by the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development

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and is hosted at the Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology (CEFE)


Sentinel VIPs is envisioned as a task force of experts from the French Higher Education and Research sphere along with partner research and higher education organizations within the Indo-Pacific zone. The vocation of this task force is to investigate new ways of engaging into sustainability science by attuning academic sciences and Indigenous peoples' sciences through the co-construction of research. Sentinel VIPs' core principle is to elicit holders of indigenous knowledge as paramount research partners.


Contact us:

‘Biocultural Interactions’ research team
CEFE, 1919 route de Mende
34293 Montpellier 5, France
Tel/WhatsApp: (+62) 85284819497