Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Living Convention on Biocultural Diversity

The Living Convention on Biocultural Diversity is a Compendium of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Rights Relevant to Maintaining the Integrity and Resilience of Territories and other Biocultural Systems (the Living Convention). Using an integrated rights approach, the Living Convention … Continue reading

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Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM) for Peoples’ Advocacy vis-a-vis Extractive Industries

Paste a Video URL This video documents how a participatory 3D model (P3DM) has been effectively used for advocacy purposes in the framework of the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project in South Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines. In response to the results of an … Continue reading

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Indonesian House works on indigenous peoples bill

Lawmakers in the Indonesian House of Representatives are discussing a draft indigenous peoples bill aimed at protecting communities from injustice and marginalisation. “Violations of the rights of indigenous people continue to occur, although they played a key role in protecting … Continue reading

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ICCA interviews at CBD COP-11

Suteji Hugu, TAO Foundation (Consortium Member) explains the links between cultural diversity and biodiversity. Neema Pathak Groome of the Indian Environmental Action Group, Kalpavriksh, explains the role of NGOs in the biodiversity negotiations. Trevor Sandwith, Director of IUCN’s Global Protected … Continue reading

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Press Release: Indonesian Government Accepts Ancestral Domain Maps: Making Indigenous Peoples visible within the Nation State

Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) and Network for Participatory Mapping (JKPP) have officially handed over ancestral domain map registered in Ancestral Domain Registration Agency (BRWA) to the Indonesia’s Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) and Presidential Delivery Unit for Supervision … Continue reading

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The ICCA Registry of UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)

Colleen Corrigan of the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) presented on the status of the ICCA Registry, a tool created to document community work in conserving spatially defined areas and indigenous territories. The registry serves several purposes: it allows communities … Continue reading

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Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS): Exploring Past Experiences and Future Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Through New Synergies and Partnerships

Organised by UNDP, GEF-SGP, GIZ, Natural Justice. The final session of the day – and of the first week of CoP – focused on the practical applications of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) at the local level. Following the adoption … Continue reading

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Community Protocols and FPIC: Lessons from Practice and Challenges Ahead

The Nagoya Protocol requires countries to support the development of community protocols for ABS by indigenous and local communities. This side-event launched a new IIED publication, Biodiversity and culture: Exploring community protocols, rights and consent, published in association with Natural Justice, Union for … Continue reading

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National ICCA Federations and Coalitions Ready to Take Conservation Authority and Responsibilities Towards Fulfilling the Aichi Targets for Biodiversity

The ICCA Consortium led a workshop on the role of federations and coalitions of indigenous peoples and local communities in protecting the natural and cultural values of their territories and conserved areas. The session highlighted a number of recent achievements by country-level … Continue reading

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The custodians of the Kitanglad Rainforest in Bukidnon, Philippines

“The gift of nature is an obsession of my childhood. I could feel every tree, every vine, every bird a part of me”. In the centre of Mindanao, the Talaandig tribe are fighting to protect their rainforests. They are one … Continue reading

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