In Asia, ICCAs are characterised by a large diversity of ecosystems matched by an equally impressive diversity of culture-based approaches of their custodian Indigenous peoples and traditional local communities. The customary governance and management rules, institutions and practices of such peoples and communities are based on profound ecological knowledge and embedded in cultural and spiritual relationships.
The Bornean Kenyah activist Peter Kallang spoke on behalf of the ICCA Consortium’s membership in Southeast Asia in regional meeting on the road to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Read more ▸
ICCA Consortium Southeast Asia Members, Honorary members, and youth representatives participated in a recently organized virtual forum on wild foods, biodiversity, and forest-based livelihoods to explore an outlook towards inclusive food systems in Asia before 2030. Read more ▸
To acknowledge the vital roles of rangelands and pastoralism for human wellbeing and nature conservation and to support the proposed International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists (IYRP) in 2026, ICCA Consortium co-organized a virtual workshop on July 16, 2021, on pastoral communities’ territories of life in grasslands/rangelands across Eurasia. Read more ▸
‘Community Conserved Areas in South Asia’ webinar series highlights successful efforts by traditional fishing communities to protect wetland biodiversity and sustain livelihoods. Read more ▸