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Newsflash #21 – August 2019

Local and National - ICCA Consortium News, Events and Initiatives

Corumbá hosted the 2nd ICCA national Meeting in Brazil. Gathering more than 54 participants, it led to the creation of two committees to strengthen the understanding of ICCAs and actions of the Brazilian ICCA Platform on the ground.  Read more ▸
It’s historic! “Achieving the protection of Thaidene Nëné for the Łutsël K’e Denesǫłine is a decades-long dream, and a critical step towards ensuring that our way of life can be maintained and shared with all Canadians,” said Chief Marlowe. Read more ▸
The United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) independent watchdog visited Myanmar to investigate a large conservation project posing grave risks to indigenous communities in the Tanintharyi Region, an area of the country that has seen decades of armed conflict during Myanmar’s 70-year civil war. Read more ▸
Agua Blanca es la primera comunidad en el Ecuador y en Sudamérica que toma la decisión de registrarse en la base mundial de TICCAs del Centro Mundial de Monitoreo de la Conservación. Localizada en la costa, esta comunidad fue acompañada por ALDEA, Miembro del Consorcio. Read more ▸
Cette année, l’Assemblée Générale du Village de Kalwaka s’est concentrée sur la transmission des connaissances sur les bois sacrés du village, exercice qui a permis des échanges particulièrement enrichissants entre aînés, adultes et enfants sur la conservation de ces bois, ainsi que l’émergence de proposition innovantes en lien avec le système éducatif. Read more ▸
The Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership in Canada aims to ensure that Indigenous laws and knowledge systems play a significant part in helping Canada meet its international obligations for the increased protection of biodiversity and the stewardship of culturally significant plants and animals. Read more ▸
In Malaysia, despite long- standing problems and complaints of the indigenous peoples affected by Bakun Dam, and without the free, prior, and informed consent of local populations, the government is planning to build another such project: Papar Dam. In this article, ICCA Consortium Member SAVE Rivers reports on the situation. Read more ▸
Check out this video made by the Pastoral Women's Council, an ICCA Consortium Member working toward the empowerment of Masaai Women, girls and children in North Tanzania, on the occasion of its 20th anniversary! Read more ▸
In this report, Monica Vasile, Romanian environmental anthropologist and ICCA Consortium Honorary member, profiles Romania's territories of life and explores their legal, historical, socio-economic, cultural and governance aspects.  Read more ▸

Regional and International - ICCA Consortium news, events and initiatives

As the Amazon forest continues to burn for more than 20 days without effective action being taken by the Brazilian and Bolivian governments, COICA is calling out to international allies for solidarity and urgent assistance, to gather funds to stop fires and help local communities recover. Read more ▸
During a four- week period this summer, Ghanimat Azhdari, representative of ICCA Consortium Member CENESTA and member of the Consortium Council, participated in the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme in Geneva, where she submitted a statement in support of the migration of nomadic indigenous peoples. Read more ▸
Scientists, indigenous representatives, and natural resources managers gathered to discuss climate-driven changes in species distributions and its impacts on natural systems and human well-being. Sutej Hugu, ICCA Consortium Coordinator for East Asia, participated in the event and shares his reflections in this article. Read more ▸
Participants from five countries gathered in Philippines for the ICCA Southeast Asia Regional Learning Network’s first event on Sustainable Livelihoods. They shared tools, strategies for local enterprises, and discussed how livelihoods need to be rooted in culture, territory, and strong traditional governance.  Read more ▸


In this article, Rosie Cooney and Brian Child, Honorary Members of the Consortium, discuss how strengthening community rights to manage land and resources is showing promise as an effective approach to advance the aims of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, and land degradation objectives.  Read more ▸

News from Our Partners, Allies and Related Initiatives

How to manage our ‘commons’? This question has been the focus of wide-ranging discussions at the 17th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC), entitled ‘In Defense of the Commons: Challenges, Innovation, and Action’. Read more ▸
Apply by 9 October 2019 for this new funding opportunity to support journalists, photographers, filmmakers, cartographers, data visualizers, and socially connected storytellers who can show us what we might lose if tropical rainforests are not protected. Please highlight potential solutions that have the power to create real, sustainable improvements. Read more ▸

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