Today, custodian communities can ‘register’ their ICCAs if they wish to make their existence visible in the international arena. The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) of UN Environment provides communities with the option of documenting their ICCAs directly in the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) and/or in a dedicated international ICCA Registry that they manage.

Before you register, however, it is important that an ICCA undergoes a peer-support and review process, to be confident that it is a genuine ICCA, that appropriate procedures for the registration, such as Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), have been followed, and that appropriate standards are met.

Register in the WDPA
Register in the ICCA Registry
Undergo a peer-support and -review process