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 the ICCA undergoe a peer-support and review process, to assure that it is a genuine ICCA, and that appropriate procedures for its 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