Category Archives: Declarations/Statements at the CBD COP-11

Parties to the Biodiversity Convention not ready to accept ‘indigenous peoples’

A disappointing outcome for indigenous peoples at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, India, 8-19 October 2012:  Parties failed to adopt a decision to update the CBD’s … Continue reading

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Colloquium on the Role of ICCAs in Achieving the Aichi Targets, at CBD COP-11

A full day Colloquium was organised at the CBD COP11 in Hyderabad, India, on the Role of Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Conserved Territories and Areas in Achieving the Aichi Targets. The colloquium agenda was framed around the key lessons … 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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CBD Notification from Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary: Colloquium on the role of ICCAs in achieving the Aichi Targets, 13 October 2012

Dear Madam/Sir, As you may know, Indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ conserved territories and areas (ICCAs) provide multiple ecological, cultural and biodiversity values, contributing greatly to food and water security, other ecosystem services and towards reaching several Aichi Targets and … Continue reading

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

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“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 … Continue reading

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People’s Manifesto for Biodiversity at the CBD COP-11

People’s Biodiversity Festival, 13-16 October, 2012, Hyderabad 1. We are alarmed that the CBD that came into existence as a promising international treaty for the conservation, sustainable use and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits of biodiversity has not … Continue reading

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Civil Society Statement on Protected Areas at CBD COP-11

Delivered by Ashish Kothari of Kalpavriksh, on behalf of several civil society organizations gathered as part of the CBD Alliance. “We welcome the progress in implementation of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) that many Parties have made, as … Continue reading

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