A close association is often found between a specific indigenous people or local community and a specific territory, area, or body of natural resources. When such an association is combined with effective local governance and conservation of nature, we speak of an “ICCA”. ICCA sounds like an acronym, but it is not.  It is an abbreviation for “territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities” or  “territories of life”.

 
Many names, a value in itself
Three defining characteristics for ICCAs
Status of ICCAs
Significance of ICCAs
Threats and challenges to ICCAs