Tag Archives: biodiversity

Pulsating Heart of Nature: How to Ensure Our Collective Bioculturally Resilient Future

The remarkable variety of life’s interdependent phenomena and processes — what we call ‘diversity’ — is being eroded by the modern forces of homogenization. The rich tapestry — woven from a countless multitude of mutually reinforcing strands of biological, cultural … 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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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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CBD-COP11: The India angle

The recent Conference of Parties of the UN Convention in Biological Diversity saw the PM make tall promises about biodiversity and communities. But grassroots reality, Subir Ghosh reports, is otherwise… COP-11 and India

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