Respaldo a la Declaracion Kawsak-Sacha del Pueblo Sarayaku

La Asamblea Extraordinaria General del Consorcio TICCA, que se llevó a cabo en Montreal, Canadá,  el día 30 de Junio de 2018, con la presencia de 25 de sus 127 miembros resuelve apoyar la Histórica declaración de Kawsak Sacha, territorio vivo, consciente y sujeto de derecho formulado por el Pueblo Kichwa de Sarayaku, viviendo en Ecuador. Read more ▸

Costa Rica advances towards the implementation of shared governance and community governance of its marine resources

Since 2014, Costa Rica has started the implementation of the guidelines with actions in the field that strengthen the information and organization of the fishers towards responsible fishing and local and shared governance scheme and more recently in a join effort that included civi society and governmental authorities, a draft law was presented so the implementation of the guidelines will be not voluntary action but one of great responsibility towards the recognition of human rights of coastal and fisher communities in both the Pacific and Caribbean of the country. Read more ▸

Burma/Myanmar – Stop the Ridge to Reef project

On 17th July GEF together with the UNDP, FFI, Smithsonian Institute, the Myanmar Forest Department and the Department of Fisheries will incept 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 – equivalent to 33.5% of the region. Read more ▸

Promoting ICCAs in Southeast Asian Governments

ICCAs were the highlight of the Tenure and Access Rights capacity building session of the CSO Forum for the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) held in Da Nang, Vietnam last June 24-25.  The CSO Forum is an annual gathering organized by NTFP-EP to get inputs and recommendations from NGOs and indigenous and local communities from eight countries on the themes of tenure, safeguards, livelihoods and governance.  Read more ▸

Guatemala: asesinan a siete defensores de la tierra en un mes

Entre el 9 de mayo y el 9 de junio, siete destacados líderes comunitarios del CODECA y el CCDA fueron asesinados en Guatemala. Diversas organizaciones internacionales y de DD.HH. han manifestado su preocupación por la ola de asesinatos y han solicitado a las autoridades medidas inmediatas para esclarecer los hechos y proteger a los defensores. Read more ▸

IPBES Seminar on Arctic Indigenous and Local Knowledge & Sustainability

Dr. Aili Pyhälä, Council Member with special responsibility for Northern Europe and Russia, participated in a one-day seminar on Arctic Indigenous and Local Knowledge & Sustainability, organized by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The event was organized by Álvaro Fernandez-Llamazares, an author of the IPBES Global Assessment and an Honorary member of the ICCA Consortium. Read more ▸

ICCA Advocates at the Communities, Conservation & Livelihoods Conference

Members and partners of the ICCA Consortium congregated in Halifax, Canada last May for the Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods Conference. The conference, co-organized by the Community Conservation Research Network and the IUCN Commission on Environment, Economics, and Social Policy (CEESP), gathered over 400 participants from NGOs, the academe, and communities.  Read more ▸

Peer-to-peer Dialogue on Weaving SDG 16 and Human Rights Law into the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

A peer-to-peer dialogue took place between 28th and 31st May 2018 at the Maanzoni, Lodge on the outskirts of Nairobi. The dialogue, co-organised by ICCA Consortium partner SwedBio, Member Natural Justice, the International Development Law Organization, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights-Special Procedures and UN Environment, brought together practitioners of environmental and human rights law from the judiciary, academia, civil society and various levels of government.  Read more ▸