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Newsflash #22 – Septembre 2019

Local and National - ICCA Consortium News, Events and Initiatives

In Montenegro, local communities and civil society are organizing to defend the pasture area of Sinjajevina, used by pastoral tribes for millennia, and now threatened by government plans to occupy it for military artillery testing. Official studies have recommended giving the area a protected status but those are being hastily set aside...  Lire la suite ▸
En Ecuador, la comunidad de Playa de Oro acaba de registrarse como TICCA - territorio de vida, en la base mundial administrada por el Centro Mundial de Monitoreo de la Conservación. La comunidad fue acompañada por ALDEA, Miembro del Consorcio TICCA.  Lire la suite ▸
En Chile, el Observatorio Ciudadano y la Comunidad de Quinquén - ambos Miembros del Consorcio TICCA - organizaron un taller de intercambio de saberes y experiencias, al que acudieron veinticinco representantes de diez comunidades indígenas, para intercambiar acerca estrategias legales y no legales de defensa y protección territorial. Lire la suite ▸
A Madagascar, tandis que le gouvernement développe un cadre législatif sur les zones à statuts spécifiques qui incluera des droits fonciers communautaires, TAFO MIHAAVO et MIHARI, deux organisations membres du Consortium APAC, collaborent pour assurer que les voix des peuples autochtones et des communautés locales soient entendues et que leurs territoires et patrimoine soient protégés. Lire la suite ▸
A Brazzaville, 30 membres d’organisations de peuples autochtones et de communautés locales se sont réunis pour une formation approfondie sur le concept d'APAC. Cet atelier a notamment permis de commencer à élaborer une stratégie nationale pour la reconnaissance des APAC. Lire la suite ▸

Regional - ICCA Consortium Initiatives

A few months after the Regional Assembly, Aibek Samakov, interim Council Member with special responsibility for West and Central Asia and the Caucasus, offers his reflections on the outcomes of the event and the future of ICCAs in the region. Lire la suite ▸
The first of a series of regional dialogues on Alternatives to Unsustainable Livestock Production was held in Africa, jointly organised by the Global Forest Coalition, ICCA Consortium Member, and Zelealem Tefera, ICCA Consortium Council Member. It highlighted the opportunities and the source of knowledge that ICCAs, especially traditional pastoralist communities, represent. Lire la suite ▸
In July 2019, indigenous peoples and local communities met in West Kalimantan to discuss opportunities and challenges for the strengthening of their human rights within the Heart of Borneo Initiative, through new forestry schemes, advocacy, and international conventions. Lire la suite ▸

International - ICCA Consortium Initiatives

From organising demonstrations to delivering statements in UN plenary sessions, representatives of indigenous peoples and local communities around the world are creating an “ecosystem” of collective actions for rights-based approaches and intergenerational equity -- and tackling the drivers of biodiversity loss as key elements of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Lire la suite ▸
Paul Sein Twa, ICCA Consortium Honorary member, participated in the World Water Week in Stockholm, where he strongly advocated for the recognition of ICCAs’ contributions through a right-based approach to conservation, as a key element for the success of any ongoing and future environmental protection and climate change initiatives. Lire la suite ▸
Natural Justice, ICCA Consortium Member, participated in a global meeting to confront the current planetary crisis by fostering the protection of our sacred natural sites and ensuring the restoration of Earth’s ecosystems and biodiversity. The meeting led to the creation of The Alliance for the Sacred Sites of Earth Gaia. Lire la suite ▸
Representatives from seventeen indigenous wisdom traditions came together in London. Travelling from diverse territories around the Earth, the Indigenous delegates brought with them a shared and inspiring vision of how humans might participate once more in the sacred cycles of life. The Gaia Foundation, Member of ICCA Consortium, participated. Lire la suite ▸
Participants in this meeting were invited to deepen their understanding of our shared responsibility to create and preserve places where diversity can flourish. Eunice Kerexu, of Brazil, offered this: “We invite you to reforest your hearts and minds. Help us enforce our rights internationally.” Lire la suite ▸


How is violence used against individuals and communities, mostly indigenous, who defend their lands and environment? This Global Witness report analyses 2018 key data and figures, along with human stories about the criminalisation and killings of land and environment defenders. Lire la suite ▸
As the Amazon continues to burn and the world watches in horror, Simone Lovera from Global Forest Coalition, ICCA Consortium Member, reminds us of the largest root causes of the fires: industrial beef and soy production. Lire la suite ▸
In this article, Vivienne Solis Rivera, ICCA Consortium Council Member, explains that, despite representing 108 million people who catch, process, and trade small-scale fishery products, the livelihoods of small-scale fishers -- and the food and nutrition they provide --are being overlooked in Blue economy and Blue growth dialogues. Lire la suite ▸
“Koitajoki", a documentary film, has been released by Snowchange, Member of ICCA Consortium; the community of Ala-Koita fishermen; PrettyGoodProductions; and the Interreg SHAPE project. It focuses on an iconic, but highly endangered cultural fishery in Karelia: river seining. Lire la suite ▸
This article, from the Journal for Nature Conservation, recognizes the central role of ICCAs - territories of life in conservation. It demonstrates that their recognition among academics is increasing dramatically. Lire la suite ▸
The hope for a unique revolutionary actor in the XX Century evaporated as a result of the weaknesses of social organizations. In the context of Mexico, this paper, written by David Barkin, ICCA Consortium Honorary member, and Alejandra Sánchez, examines the potential of an almost-forgotten group of revolutionary actors: the indigenous and peasant communities.  Lire la suite ▸

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