Today, custodian communities and their ICCAs face unprecedented stresses and threats arising from the socio-ecological changes sweeping the world.  Increasingly, however, they are also being recognised as among the best hopes for the conservation of biological and cultural diversity left on the planet… The ICCA Consortium is responding to threats and opportunities by actively upholding ICCAs via:

 
ICCA self-strengthening processes at local level
Networking, peer-support and advocacy at national and sub-national level
Networking, peer-support and advocacy at international level