Self-identified ICCAs / grassroots discussion

Find here examples of written and video self-documentation by ICCA custodian communities from all over the world.

Pilot grassroots discussions on ICCAs

In the years prior to 2008, Members and partners of the ICCA Consortium have facilitated a series of pilot grassroots discussions on ICCAs to help communities clarify the values, benefits and desired forms of recognition for their own ICCAs. This initiative, which covered about 20 countries, was promoted by CEESP TGER & TILCEPA and supported by GIZ (then named GTZ). On this page you will find the reports from the communities and sites that were involved in the initiative. You will also find here CEESP Briefing Note no. 9 on Recognizing and Supporting Indigenous and Community Conservation— one of the first documents that attempted a global synthesis from self analyses of communities in all continents

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We Adapt. We Restore. We Survive – Reviving Tahltan Knowledge, Governance and Territory

In June 2019, Tahltan elders and leaders, members of Snowchange, representatives from The Gaia Foundation, Land is Life, ICCA Consortium and the IUCN came together in the heart of Tahltan Territory to learn from the elders, discuss current challenges, and explore the possibility of establishing ICCAs. Discover the story of this extraordinary meeting through the multimedia presentation created by The Gaia Foundation. Read more ▸

Spotlight on the Gajna Grassland !

The Ganja wetland, is fantastically rich in biodiversity, with over 250 species of plants and 100 different bird species. Although this environment faces challenges, its Council of stakeholders deals effectively with nature conservation as well as socio-economic development. Their experience is one to highlight on World Wetland’s Day (February 2nd)! Read more ▸

Video – Biocultural practices in Imegdale

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Le Programme de Microfinancements du Fond Mondial pour l’Environnement du PNUD au Maroc a réalisé cette vidéo sur la localité d’Imegdale. Réglementées par le droit coutumier, les pratiques traditionnelles de conservation permettent la régénération écologique et favorisent un certain équilibre du milieu. Read more ▸

Second ICCA site established in Finland: Linnunsuo

Snowchange has established a second ICCA in Finland. It is a 110-hectare wetland Linnunsuo, located in North Karelia. This action strengthens the capacity of local communities, hunters, bird watchers and other stakeholders to use (I)CCA as a method for conservation of significant sites in Finland. Read more ▸