Native-centric Ecology as A Panacea to Aquatic Crisis?
sapientia journal vol 18


Aquatic Crisis
Environmental Pollution


One of the biggest threats to the ecology on the planet is the aquatic issue. The aquatic catastrophe has put the lives of more than 1 billion people in danger today. The aquatic crisis is visible in a variety of ways, including drought, biodiversity loss, a shortage of fresh water, and surface and aquifer contamination. Unabated, the aquatic disaster has persisted. It can be described as a circumstance in which local and industrial usage of water and its resources is not possible. Through the loss of revenue, the extinction of species and the decline in biodiversity, the aquatic crisis has had an effect on the ecosystem. While some have argued that the aquatic crisis should be attributed to natural factors like drought, declines in the natural cycles, seasonal changes, and the increase in populations of many species in a habitat, the aquatic crisis is, in reality, a result of anthropocentric human modification of the natural habitat. Adopting indigenous environmental protection knowledge is crucial for preserving the environment. This study offers new environmental philosophy firmly rooted in indigenous viewpoints and cultural practices to alleviate the eco- individualism's global impasses by using the process of philosophical analysis. The term "native-Centric-Ecology" refers to this idea rooted in environmental communalism, the sacredness of nature, and environmental relativism. This paper recommends that policymakers implement the viewpoints of Native-Centric Ecology in schools to reconstruct human behaviors and inculcate environmental values.