Stronger laws will aid conservation, say experts at the CBD COP-11

“Countries need to recognize the rights of local communities to achieve the ”Aichi Targets’ (on conservation of biodiversity) by 2020″, said Ashish Kothari, founder member of Indian NGO Kalpavriksh (Consortium Member). Kothari was speaking at the launch of a new publication, ‘Recognising and Supporting ICCAs’. Read more from the ‘Times of India’.

Link article: ‘No mechanisms to secure rights of indigenous peoples’

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