Monthly Archives: November 2012

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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Recognising Sacred Natural Sites and Territories in Kenya

An Analysis of how the Kenyan Constitution, National and International Laws can Support the Recognition of Sacred Natural Sites and their Community Governance Systems. For millennia, indigenous and local communities around the world have upheld the responsibilities of their great-great … Continue reading

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Film: Sacred Voices

Sacred Voices is a short film which shares the messages of eight traditional Sacred Natural Site Custodians from Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa and Uganda. They share an ancient birthright and duty to protect the Sacred Natural Sites found within their … Continue reading

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Biodiversity conservation: The invisible guardians

Enforcing legal mechanisms can highlight Indigenous peoples’ importance in natural resource governance. Around the world, Indigenous peoples and local communities play a critical role in the protection and conservation of ecosystems and species and genetic diversity.  It is estimated that … Continue reading

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PROTECTING THE SACRED: Recognition of Sacred Sites of Indigenous Peoples for Sustaining Nature and Culture in Northern and Arctic Regions.

The Artic Centre of the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, the Université de Montreal, and the Thematic Network on Arctic Law of the University of Arctic are organizing this international conference. It will be on 11-13 September 2013 in Rovaniemi and … Continue reading

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