Biocultural Community Protocols

A biocultural community protocol is generally a community-led instrument that promotes participatory advocacy for the recognition of and support for ways of life that are based on the customary sustainable use of biodiversity, according to standards and procedures set out in customary, national, and international laws and policies. They are essentially  community-specific declarations of the right to diversity. Their value and integrity lie in the process that communities undertake to develop them, in what they represent to the community, and in their future uses and impacts. Read more.

VIDEO: Biocultural Community Protocols: Articulating and Asserting Stewardship

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