Press Release at CBD COP-11: ICCAs and Ancestral Domains in the Philippines

“In the Philippines, we already have consensus of what ICCAs are and what are not. ICCAs form part of the larger territory of ancestral domains and are NOT part of but complimentary to Protected Area system.  Indigenous Peoples and ancestral domains are one and the same. The inextricable link between of indigenous peoples and ancestral domains covering lands, inland waters, forests, worship areas, rice fields, sacred sites and conserved areas is governed by mutuality of nature sustaining man and man caring for nature. This reciprocity means that the demise of one is the same for the other. To undermine one means the same for the other”. Read more.
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