ICCA International Registry and WDPA

Today, custodian communities can register their ICCAs at the international level. The UN Environment – World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) provide communities with two compatible ways of registering its ICCA:

  • The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA): in case the ICCA fits the protected area definition of the IUCN
  • The ICCA Registry: A dedicated international ICCA Registry

Before you register, however, it is important that an ICCA undergoes a peer-support and review process, to be confident that it is a genuine ICCA, that appropriate procedures for the registration, such as Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), have been followed, and that appropriate standards are met.

Read more on these ways to register your ICCA Internationally

The Territory of the Shuar Arutam People is a Territory of Life!

After a community consultation process, the Government Council of the Shuar Arutam People (ICCA Consortium Member in Ecuador) formalized the resolution to register their territory in the International WCMC ICCA Registry. “We made this decision with the strength of the Arutam, our supernatural protector principle,” said Josefina Tunki. Read more ▸

¡Agua Blanca es Territorio de Vida!

Agua Blanca es la primera comunidad en el Ecuador y en Sudamérica que toma la decisión de registrarse en la base mundial de TICCAs del Centro Mundial de Monitoreo de la Conservación. Localizada en la costa, esta comunidad fue acompañada por ALDEA, Miembro del Consorcio. Read more ▸

“Empowerment Mapping” in Cambridge

With the active support of the ICCA Consortium, WWF International and the WCMC organised a workshop. Maps are an invaluable tool to enhance awareness of what exists and foster preparedness in the face of threats, hopefully leading to enhanced security of governance. Read more ▸