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Newsflash #10 – June/July/August 2018

ICCA Consortium News, Events and Initiatives

TRIBUTE - You can read here more stories, anecdotes and thoughts about the inspiring life of our beloved Taghi who left us on July 16th, 2018. Feel free to continue sharing your own memories.  Read more ▸
Important gathering of the ICCA Consortium in Montreal last June- July, on the occasion of its Extraordinary General Assembly, the SBSTTA and SBI of the Convention on Biological Diversity and a Community Conservation meeting Read more ▸
    Indigenous peoples’ organisations from across Malaysia gathered for a full-day seminar on ICCAs on 8 August 2018 in Bau, Sarawak. Unique to different Indigenous peoples in the three regions of Malaysia, terms such as Pemakai Menua, Pulau Galau, Gompi Guno and Ingaladan represent sophisticated systems of Indigenous customary laws and practices that enable the respective communities to live in harmony with their traditional territories.  Read more ▸
      Une conférence internationale sur la recherche pour la conservation de la biodiversité et les services éco-systémiques dans la Région du Bassin du Congo s’est tenue à Kinshasa, capitale de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), du 22 au 24 juillet 2018, sous le haut patronage du Ministère de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable (MEDD) de la RDC, de l’Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) et de l’Ambassade de la République Fédérale d’Allemagne en RDC.  Read more ▸
      Líderes de la Confederación Indígena Tayrona (CIT) y de la comunidad de Seykún definen la jurisdicción del cerro sagrado de Seykún para comenzar un proceso piloto de auto-declaración como TICCA. Read more ▸
      La histórica declaración de "Kawsak Sacha-Selva Viviente" territorio vivo, consciente y sujeto de derecho, formulado por el Pueblo Kichwa de Sarayaku, viviendo en Ecuador estuvo respaldada por la Asamblea Extraordinaria General del Consorcio TICCA, que se llevó a cabo en Junio de 2018. Read more ▸
      ICCAs were the highlight of the Tenure and Access Rights capacity building session of the CSO Forum for the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) held in Da Nang, Vietnam last June 24-25.  The CSO Forum is an annual gathering organized by NTFP-EP to get inputs and recommendations from NGOs and indigenous and local communities from eight countries on the themes of tenure, safeguards, livelihoods and governance.  Read more ▸
        A seminar on Arctic Indigenous and Local Knowledge & Sustainability, organized by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) took place in Helsinki University, Finland: an effort to work across knowledge systems and incorporate Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) in biodiversity assessment. Read more ▸
          Members and partners of the ICCA Consortium congregated in Halifax, Canada for the Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods Conference. The conference, co-organized by the Community Conservation Research Network and the IUCN Commission on Environment, Economics, and Social Policy (CEESP), gathered over 400 participants from NGOs, the academe, and communities.  Read more ▸

            Resources & Multimedia

            The ICCA Consortium presents a discussion on OECMs (Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures) and ICCAs, facilitated by Harry Jonas, co-chair of the IUCN WCPA Task Force on OECMs. Read more ▸
              The aim of the CCRI is to provide policy advice about effective and appropriate support for community conservation as part of the implementation of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) 2011-2020 Strategic Plan, and to highlight that the rights of Indigenous peoples, local communities and women over their lands and territories must be upheld and supported. This report outlines the work in 12 countries. Read more ▸

                News from Our Partners, Allies and Related Initiatives

                After pulling together data from 127 sources, including state records, census data, public maps and other studies, an international team of researchers published the first reliable data estimating that indigenous peoples, who make up approximately 5 percent of the world’s population, use or have management rights to more than a quarter of the earth’s surface—roughly 14.7 million square miles of land in 87 political regions. Read more ▸
                  A peer-to-peer dialogue took place on the outskirts of Nairobi. Practitioners of environmental and human rights law from the judiciary, academia, civil society and various levels of government discussed and made recommendations for goals to be set for the post 2020 global biodiversity framework and contribute to the implementation of human rights to a healthy and sustainable environment Read more ▸
                    In Costa Rica, a draft law was presented so that the implementation of the “Voluntary guidelines for the sustainability of small scale fisheries in the context of food security and the eradication of poverty” will not remain voluntary but a responsibility towards the recognition of human rights of coastal and fishing communities. Read more ▸
                      Entre el 9 de mayo y el 9 de junio, siete destacados líderes comunitarios del CODECA y el CCDA fueron asesinados en Guatemala. Diversas organizaciones internacionales y de DD.HH. han manifestado su preocupación por la ola de asesinatos y han solicitado a las autoridades medidas inmediatas para esclarecer los hechos y proteger a los defensores. Read more ▸

                      Ms. Deborah David, Communications Assistant of the ICCA Consortium.

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