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.
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 ▸
By: Lijiang Institute of Health and Environment The Liguang Community Conserved Area locates in Liguang Village, Liming Country, Yulong County, Lijiang City, Yunnan Province, China.… Read more “Liguang Community Conserved Area” ▸
Five Indigenous communities in Sabah have been documenting their community protocols on adat and their ICCAs and engaging with High Court judges and native lawyers to improve recognition of these protocols in both court systems They presented them in front of Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak, and the chairman of the Native Laws, Materials and Cases Committee. Read more ▸
“You can keep shooting the messenger, but you will run out of bullets before we run out of messengers and, at the end of the day, the message will be heard.” Victoria Tauli-Corpuz – UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples writes about being added to the government’s terror list. Read more ▸