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Newsflash #14 – Enero 2019

Local and National - ICCA Consortium News, Events and Initiatives

In November 2018, TransCanada tried to enter Unist’ot’en territory to begin work on their fracked gas pipeline. They were respectfully turned away but the struggle had to be intensified in response to several further attacks, both legal and physical. The ICCA Consortium is joining the international wave of solidarity. Leer más ▸
A multi-stakeholder workshop organized by PACOS Trust and SGP-Malaysia called for more support for communities’ self-strengthening efforts, the establishment of a national ICCA working group and the development of a dedicated law on ICCAs—Territories of Life. Leer más ▸
As the Uganda Wildlife Authority develops the second iteration of its Community Conservation Policy, communities and their territories should look beyond conventional “community” conservation and towards ICCAs – territories of life. This is already beginning in the Karenga Community Wildlife Area… Leer más ▸
Last month, indigenous Karen communities, the Salween Peace Park Committee, and the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN - an ICCA Consortium Member) officially launched the Salween Peace Park in the Mutraw District of Myanmar’s Kayin State. Leer más ▸
In 2018, the work of the Taiwan Indigenous Conserved Territories Union (TICTU - an ICCA Consortium Member) in Taiwan was concentrated along four fronts: a mega solar-power farm project, an air force base, conflicts in traditional territories, and nuclear waste dumps.  Leer más ▸
On the occasion of the VIth National Conference of Applied Anthropology in Cremona, Italy, held on December 13th, 2018, two initiatives, organised by ICCA Consortium Honorary members, took place to highlight the recognition of “commons” as a crucial means to conserve biodiversity.  Leer más ▸

Regional and International - ICCA Consortium news, events and initiatives

The voices of the women of the sea from communities of Barbados, St Kitts, Grenada, Belize and Costa Rica were heard loud and clear at a learning exchange aimed at strengthening the capacities of fisherwomen in the backdrop of the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines. Leer más ▸
The ICCA Consortium joined Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Network members at the 55th GEF Council Meeting and CSO consultation. An opportunity to enhance the value of ICCAs and the need for their recognition, as well as to support a meaningful “inclusive conservation”. Leer más ▸
UNFCCC’s 24th Conference of the Parties began with great expectations. Despite some progress such as the creation of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform, COP24 overall was marred by insufficient ambition and action on crucial issues. Leer más ▸
By knowing the history of an organisation, we can better understand its motivations and actions. This beautiful multimedia story provides a glimpse of the 15 biggest moments so far of ICCA Consortium Member Blue Ventures’ ongoing journey, which began in Madagascar and continues to grow with coastal communities around the world. Leer más ▸


Ya se tradujó el último Informe de Políticas del Consorcio TICCA ‘Conservación inclusiva ¿de quién?’, en castellano. Farvar, M. T. and G. Borrini-Feyerabend, J.…  Leer más "El Informe de Políticas ‘Conservación inclusiva ¿de quién?’, en Castellano"
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. Leer más ▸
By putting farmers and peoples at the centre, food sovereignty allows the traditional custodians of terraced landscapes to regenerate a diversity of local ecologies, economies, and cultures as part of a new modernity. After briefly describing the origins and history of food sovereignty, this paper, written by Michel Pimbert, an ICCA Consortium Honorary member, highlights some of the major challenges that need to be addressed to enable the spread of food sovereignty in terraced landscapes and their associated territories.  Leer más ▸
Jointly published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), this publication provides recommendations to enable and secure transboundary mobility for sustainable pastoralism, an overview of several legal and policy mechanisms and several cases of successful bilateral and multilateral agreements. Leer más ▸

News from Our Partners, Allies and Related Initiatives

La convocatoria de nominaciones para el Premio Equator 2019 ya está abierta. El Premio Equator 2019 se otorgará a sobresalientes iniciativas comunitarias e indígenas…  Leer más "Nominar para el Premio Ecuatorial 2019"
The UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) commemorates the launch of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, acknowledging the critical role of Indigenous ecological knowledge for maintaining biodiversity and addressing climate change. Leer más ▸

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