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 ▸

Conformación de la Red TICCA Colombia

En el marco de la Iniciativa Mundial de Apoyo a los TICCA y como corolario del evento de cierre de los proyectos PPD TICCA, 15 representantes de comunidades y organizaciones indígenas, negras y campesinas firmaron el pasado 9 de noviembre la Declaración de Conformación de la Red TICCA Colombia. Read more ▸

ICCA Consortium Policy Brief no 5

The term ‘inclusive conservation’ has recently been adopted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in its 2018-2020 programme for biodiversity financing. In this context, the ICCA Consortium proposes a definition of ‘inclusive conservation’ and specific recommendations for legislators, policy makers and other conservation actors willing to pursue it. Read more ▸

25 años de Trashumancia en Madrid

En octubre la Asociación Trashumancia y Naturaleza, junto al Consejo de la Mesta y en colaboración con el Ayuntamiento de Madrid, España, ha celebrado la Fiesta de la Trashumancia en Madrid para conmemorar el 25 aniversario de la recuperación de esta práctica ganadera Read more ▸

Collective Land Ownership in the 21st Century: Overview of Global Trends

Statutory recognition of rural communities as collective owners of their lands is substantial, expanding, and an increasingly accepted element of property relations. The conventional meaning of property in land is changing, allowing for a greater diversity of attributes without impairing legal protection. Article by Liz Alden Wily Read more ▸

Community Investor Negotiation Guides

Namati has recently launched the Community-Investor Negotiation Guides. These two first-of-their-kind resources support communities and frontline advocates to prepare for — and if they so wish, to engage in — empowered contract negotiations with investors seeking to use community lands and natural resources. Read more ▸

New report by the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

In her recent report, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples expresses her grave concern at the drastic increase in attacks and acts of violence against, criminalization of and threats aimed at indigenous peoples, particularly those arising in the context of large-scale projects involving extractive industries, agribusiness, infrastructure, hydroelectric dams and logging.  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 ▸

The ICCA Consortium in Montreal – June 2018

Important gathering of the ICCA Consortium in Montreal last June- July, on the occasion of its Extraordinary General Assembly, the SBSTTA and SBI of the Convention on Biological Diversity and a Community Conservation meeting Read more ▸

Les APAC, un modèle innovant dans la conservation de la biodiversité et les services éco-systémiques en République Démocratique du Congo

Une conférence internationale sur la recherche pour la conservation de la biodiversité et les services éco-systémiques dans la Région du Bassin du Congo s’est tenue à Kinshasa, capitale de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), du 22 au 24 juillet 2018, sous le haut patronage du Ministère de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable (MEDD) de la RDC, de l’Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) et de l’Ambassade de la République Fédérale d’Allemagne en RDC.  Read more ▸

Indigenous Peoples Manage One Quarter of the Globe, Which Is Good News for Conservation

After pulling together data from 127 sources, including state records, census data, public maps and other studies, an international team of researchers published the first reliable data estimating that indigenous peoples, who make up approximately 5 percent of the world’s population, use or have management rights to more than a quarter of the earth’s surface—roughly 14.7 million square miles of land in 87 political regions. Read more ▸