India

The ICCA Consortium Urges Authorities to Immediately Release and Drop Charges Against Indigenous and Peasant Leaders in Assam, India

Indigenous peoples’ rights and peasants’ rights activists Pranab Doley and Soneshwar Narah were arrested on 7 April 2020 in Assam, India. The arrests appear to be politically motivated with the intention of intimidating and silencing these community leaders, who have dedicated their lives to social justice and supporting Indigenous peoples, forest dwellers and peasant communities. Read more ▸

KRAPAVIS Organizes a Workshop with Partners and Allies to Secure Orans

In India, KRAPAVIS (ICCA Consortium Member) organized a workshop that included representatives from communities, forestry research and other research institutions, universities and colleges, along with the Forest Department, the ‘Rajasthan State Biodiversity Board’ (RSBB) NGOs, and governmental agencies, to agree on the first steps to secure Orans, based on the 2018 “deemed forest” Supreme Court order.  Read more ▸

People in Conservation # 1

People in Conservation – is the first Newsletter of Kalpavriksh, an ICCA Consortium Founding member. It is a special issue on Community Conserved Areas (CCAs). It shares information related to forest governance, marine biodiversity, pastoral communities and agro-biodiversity.  Read more ▸