Asia

Regional Forum on Forests and People, in Myanmar

Over 227 people including indigenous communities from across the region, civil society groups, international organisations and government representatives came together at the Regional Forum on Forests and Peoples. They debated problems with forest governance and demanded recognition of their ICCAs – Territories of Life. Read more ▸

Community, Culture and Conservation, in Myanmar

WWF Myanmar takes us through a visual journey among the ICCAs in the country. Kayin people, some Chin, Kachin, Naga and other Dawei people travelled from all over the region and country for an important workshop that marked the beginning of a new era in community-based conservation for Myanmar.  Read more ▸

National Workshop on ICCAs held in Malaysia

A multi-stakeholder workshop organized by PACOS Trust and SGP-Malaysia called for more support for communities’ self-strengthening efforts, the establishment of a national ICCA working group and the development of a dedicated law on ICCAs—Territories of Life. Read more ▸

Women, Food and Biodiversity

The lives of women farmers in rural Kalimantan who daily and quietly labor in their communities to safeguard local agricultural systems and food security are the subject of a book written collectively with women farmers and local seed keepers from Kalimantan, Indonesia. Read more ▸

National seminar on ICCAs in Malaysia held back-to-back with World Indigenous Peoples Day

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 ▸

Burma/Myanmar – Stop the Ridge to Reef project

ICCA Alert – the UNDP GEF incepted the Ridge to Reef Project, a $21 million conservation project that poses to transform 1.4 million hectares of community lands in Tanintharyi Region into Protected Areas, without the proper FPIC of the communities. Read more ▸