Resources

BIOSEC Podcast on Community Conservation in Romania and Rwanda

In the third podcast of the BIOSEC Project, ICCA Consortium Honorary members Elaine (Lan Yin) Hsiao and George Iordăchescu draw on their experiences in Romania and Rwanda to discuss the establishment of protected areas and how this affects the relationship between local communities and their environments. Read more ▸

Inclusive Development, an Imperative for the Future: Building Broader Partnerships for Better Informed Decisions

There is ample evidence that more inclusive approaches to conservation and sustainable development lead to greater success, both in human and environmental terms. Five different ways to build, broaden and strengthen appropriate and genuine partnerships – including through recognising ICCAs–territories of life – are described in this article by Marc Foggin, representative of ICCA Consortium Member Plateau Perspectives.  Read more ▸

A New Resource for African Environmental Defenders

On International Human Rights Day, Natural Justice (ICCA Consortium Member) and the International Land Coalition present “African Environmental Defenders”, a resource for African land and environmental defenders. It aims at providing funding support in emergency situations.  Read more ▸

“Our Path With No End…”: the Shuar Arutam People and the Wampis Nation Reinforce Their Ties

Despite having been long divided by the border between Ecuador and Peru, the Shuar Arutam people and the Wampis Nation share the same ancestors and land. Now, after three decades of living apart, these two peoples are meeting again, creating shared territorial defense strategies in the face of the threats that plague their land, and envisioning a bi-national autonomous territory, one that transcends borders.  Read more ▸

A New ToolKit of Resources on Indigenous Education

The ICCA Consortium partner LifeMosaic launches its new toolkit of resources on Indigenous Education. It is for indigenous educators, indigenous school initiators, or for anyone that is interested in education that helps sustain diverse expressions of humanity. Read more ▸

Pluriverse : A Post-Development Dictionary

Lead edited by ICCA Consortium Council of Elders member Ashish Kothari, several Member representatives and Honorary members participated in the elaboration of this volume, creating a stimulating collection of over 100 essays on transformative alternatives to the current dominant processes of globalized development.  Read more ▸

The Potential of Indigenous Agricultural Food Production under Climate Change in Hawaiʻi

In this study, spatial distribution models of indigenous agroecosystems in Hawai‘i were developed to identify their potential past distribution, productive and carrying capacities, and future potential under current land-use and mild-to-severe future climate scenarios. The research highlights the food-producing potential of indigenous agriculture even under land-use and climate changes, and the value of their restoration into the future. Read more ▸

Resource extraction and infrastructure threaten forest cover and community rights

This academic research, co-authored by Nonette Royo, an ICCA Consortium Honorary member, aims to support policy innovation, using geospatial and qualitative data from Amazonia, Indonesia, and Mesoamerica to explain how infrastructure and extractive industry lead directly and indirectly to deforestation, forest degradation, and increasingly precarious rights for forest peoples. Read more ▸

Setting priorities for addressing community historical rights and conserving biodiversity in the Inner Ionian Marine Protected Area, Greece

This article, co-authored by Ted Karfakis, from Terra Sylvestris, a Member of the ICCA Consortium, explores reasons for the environmentally degraded state of the Inner Ionian Marine Protected Area and suggests actions to restore its biodiversity, while providing for the wellbeing of the local communities who advocate for community-based conservation as a philosophical basis. Read more ▸

The Global Support Initiative to ICCA – Newsletter #2

Newsletter shared by the UNDP GEF SGP – As such, the Global Support Initiative for ICCA was formed to broaden the range and quality of diverse governance types in recognizing ICCAs and achieve the Aichi 2020 targets. ICCA-GSI’s objective is to improve the recognition and overall effectiveness for biodiversity conservation, sustainable livelihoods and resilience to climate change effects of territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities. Read more ▸