While official conservation is dominated by formal state protected areas, thousands of African ICCAs struggle to exist and conserve biocultural diversity in the broader landscape and seascape. Clearly, African ICCAs are threatened.
The semi-nomadic pastoralist communities had built and maintained their territories of life—Agdals, over many generations; now they are left in ruins Read more ▸
The natural and cultural heritage of the High Atlas on display at the 2022 edition of the Biocultural Festival in Morocco
In July 2022, the Biocultural Festival of Morocco, organized by the Moroccan Biodiversity and Livelihoods Association (MBLA, ICCA Consortium Member), focused on sustaining territories of life and preserving farmers’ seeds and traditional culinary knowledge. It also emphasized semi-nomadic pastoralists and the Agdals’ contributions to biodiversity conservation. Read more ▸
UNGA Declaration on the Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment and what this could mean for us in Africa
The UNGA Declaration focuses on tackling the three planetary crisis issues: climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss. This blog by Natural Justice illustrates how the Declaration recognizes that these threats are interlinked and need to be collectively resolved to ensure the realization of the right to a clean, sustainable and healthy environment. Read more ▸
Articles illustrate how communities in southwestern Madagascar’s locally managed marine areas have made progress to build their capacity for ecological monitoring and expansion of the marine reserves. These LMMAs are part of the MIHARI Network (ICCA Consortium Member) and are supported by Blue Ventures (ICCA Consortium Member). Read more ▸