Community-led restoration in the Jukajoki river basin raises hope for boreal territories of life

In Finland, the Selkie village community’s success to restore territories of life in the Jukajoki river basin raises hope for national-scale landscape restoration. Mining and other extractive activities degraded boreal peatlands in the Nordic country. But the villagers and fishers of Selkie successfully used local ecological knowledge and legal actions to stop destructive mining. Read more ▸

The New Illness and its Impact on Our Lives: Indigenous Peoples Facing the COVID-19 Crisis in Guatemala

In the current context of State inaction and corruption, the challenges introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic have hit Indigenous communities in Guatemala especially hard. ICCA Consortium Council Member Felipe Gómez describes this multi-faceted crisis, along with the hopes and strategies of Indigenous communities: solidarity, spirituality, and community organization.  Read more ▸

Sacred Forests and Crocodile Ponds: Key Insights from Binational Gathering on ICCAs in Benin and Burkina Faso

A workshop on ICCAs in Burkina Faso and Benin brought together many Consortium actors from both countries, as well as supporters, partners and resource persons. It was an opportunity to raise the visibility of ICCAs, discuss community governance dynamics, identify threats and possible solutions and formulate recommendations to states, NGOs and communities. Read more ▸