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Newsflash #6 – February 2018

News, Events and Initiatives

The ICCA Consortium webinar series continues! There is still time to subscribe to the webinars in English, Spanish and French! How are ICCAs supported by international policy? Why should they be mapped? How? Read more ▸
Last February, the CBD Secretariat organised a technical expert workshop in Montreal on “other effective area-based conservation measures” (OECMs) for achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. The Global Coordinator (Grazia BF) and Marine and Coastal Strategy Advisor (Kim Wright) participated in the meeting. Their crucial main achievement is that CBD guidance now clearly states that the OECMs of IPs and LCs are to be self-identified... Read more ▸
    The ICCA Consortium replied to the notification on Progress in implementing the 2015-2020 Gender Plan of Action and efforts related to gender mainstreaming to inform the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation of the CBD Read more ▸
      En décembre 2017 s’est tenue l’Assemblée Générale Constitutive de l’Association nationale des APAC du Burkina Faso (ASAPAC-BF). La rencontre a réuni les représentants de six APAC emblématiques de différentes régions du pays. Read more ▸
      Throughout 2017 Snowchange, Greenlandic partners, Skolt Sámi and the Danish NORDECO partnered on a Nordic Council -sponsored project “eXchanging Knowledge”, to find new, direct ways of expressing Indigenous and local-traditional knowledge, as well as support direct exchanges between hunters, fishermen, women, reindeer herders, managers and researchers. Read more ▸
        The ICCA Consortium joined over 30 Global Environmental Facility CSO Network members, including the Global Forest Coalition , participating in the 53rd GEF Council meeting and CSO Consultation. Here are some outcomes and some elements to watch for in the coming months! Read more ▸
          OUR OCEANS AND OUR COASTS ARE NOT FOR SALE!  This is one of the messages coming from small-scale fishing and coastal communities in South Africa who are voicing their concerns about the government’s approach to Marine Spatial Planning and the exploitation of marine and ocean resources. Read more ▸
            Women play a crucial role in small scale fishing in oceans, rivers and mangroves. In November 2017, fisherwomen from different parts of Costa Rica shared their knowledge and experiences of good practices in sustainable fishing and on related subjects such as land tenure, climate change, invasive species, culture, decent work and health, among others.  Read more ▸
              The year 2017 was rather eventful for the Working Group for ICCAs in Indonesia. Now established as a coalition of national CSOs and recognized as the leading platform for ICCAs issues in Indonesia, WGII held a seminar on Community and Conservation in February 2017, where it launched the first national online registration platform for ICCAs.  Read more ▸

                Calls for Submissions

                Expert Mechanism on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, on free, prior and informed consent - Deadline: 28 February, 2018  Read more ▸
                  Call initiated by The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) - Deadline: 16 March 2018 Read more ▸
                    Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, on achieving the ends of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) - Deadline: 17 March 2018 Read more ▸

                      News from our partners

                      Call for applications is launched! The Global Diversity Foundation is pleased to announce its 6th GESA, to be held in collaboration with the Environmental Change Institute and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science of the University of Oxford. Read more ▸

                        Ms. Deborah David, Communications Assistant of the ICCA Consortium

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