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Nepal: The ICCA Story of the Pungmo Indigenous Community

First published on 11/15/2014, and last updated on 05/17/2017

This people is living in one of the most remote area of Nepal, and throughout the video, they explain with a lot of clarity how they are governing their own ICCA. You will see its historical origin, many challenges this people is facing, that are entailed by many threats to local cultural and biological diversity, as well as the needs and demands of the relevant community.

Read here their report: Pungmo ICCA in Dolpa District, Nepal: Threats and Responses

Watch here their Photo Story:

In 2008, members of the ICCA Consortium, TGER and TILCEPA facilitated and carried out a series of grassroots-level ICCA discussions accross the world, seeking to refine the understanding of the values, benefits and appropriate forms of recognition of ICCAs. The initiative was carried out with the support of GTZ.

The lessons learned from these grassroots discussions are synthesized in CEESP Briefing Note no. 9 on Recognizing and Supporting Indigenous and Community Conservation.

View all grassroots discussions