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Community-led restoration in the Jukajoki river basin raises hope for boreal territories of life

In Finland, the Selkie village community’s success to restore territories of life in the Jukajoki river basin raises hope for national-scale landscape restoration. Mining and other extractive activities degraded boreal peatlands in the Nordic country. But the villagers and fishers of Selkie successfully used local ecological knowledge and legal actions to stop destructive mining. Read more ▸

Comcaac Youth, Committed to the Conservation of Their Territory

In northwestern Mexico, the Comcaac Indigenous people have cared for their territory for millennia. Leonel Hoeffer, Honorary member and member of the ICCA Consortium’s Youth Group, tells how the Comcaac youth are involved in and leading activities for the conservation of their territory and culture. Read more ▸

CICADA Launches Four Policy Briefs on Biocultural Diversity

CICADA, ICCA Consortium Member, launched the first four policy briefs of its series on biocultural diversity in settler state contexts. They identify challenges, explore opportunities, and provide recommendations on: biocultural indicators and the nexus of nature, culture, and well-being; livelihoods, food sovereignty, health, and well-being; information and communications technologies; and territorial defense in extractive contexts. Read more ▸

A “Territories of Life Month” in Brazil!

To celebrate the “Month of the Territories of Life” and the commemoration of 10 years of the ICCA Consortium, Mupan, Rellac-Jovem and the ICCA Consortium organized a series of webinars on issues related to ICCAs–territories of life in Brazil. Read more ▸

Natural Justice Launches the Third Edition of the Living Convention

On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Natural Justice (ICCA Consortium Member) launched the third edition of the Living Convention. The Living Convention is a response to this important and often-asked question: “What are the rights of Indigenous peoples, local communities, peasants and their organisations at the international level?” It provides a foundation to ensure people are in a stronger position to understand the law, shape the law and use the law. Read more ▸

Sustainability Special Issue on Inclusive Governance and Management of Protected and Conserved Areas

This special issue is a great opportunity to present case studies, research findings and various syntheses about inclusivity, with a special focus on the conservation practices and related innovations of local communities and Indigenous peoples. Marc Foggin, guest editor of this issue and Director of ICCA Consortium Member Plateau Perspectives, explains the submission modalities. Read more ▸