Tag Archives: indigenous and local communities

Indonesia: Indigenous Dayaks struggle to hold on to their lands

Yua is a small man with fine lines on his face. He does not know how old he is but he remembers vividly the time when he was newly married and saw men with green uniforms holding rifles entering his … Continue reading

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Philippines: On The Human Rights ‘Superbody’ – Indigenous Peoples Say They Will Find No Justice From Perpetrators

Indigenous peoples’ organization Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP), described the ‘superbody’ created by the Aquino government to address the cases of extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations as “a feeble cover up to the growing list … Continue reading

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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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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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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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