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.

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A silent war is being waged on Philippine indigenous communities

“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.” – A UN special rapporteur writes about being added to the government’s terror list.

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