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Theme on Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities, Equity and Protected Areas Update

July 2011 | The main events of the last quarter for TILCEPA included pushing for greater attention to indigenous peoples’ rights and voice in relation to World Heritage Site nominations, a workshop on the Protected Areas toolkit, and a joint meeting of IUCN and the UN Convention on Climate Change. …  

03 Aug 2011 | News story

IUCN Congress Website Online & Call for Contributions to the WCC

For your information, please note that the website for the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju is now active. Available in the three IUCN official languages, it is also linked to the website of the Korean Organizing Committee. …  

03 Aug 2011 | News story
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Participatory research and on-farm management of agricultural biodiversity in Europe

Drawing on experience in Europe and the wider literature, this paper offers some critical reflections on how—and under what conditions—the EU might support the development of innovative participatory approaches for the management of agricultural biodiversity in Europe. …  

03 Aug 2011 | Article

Upcoming Europe CEESP Meeting

Dear CEESP colleagues, this is a message for those of you concerned about the IUCN Programme 2013 - 2016 and – in particular-- European issues as part of it.  If possible, I would encourage you to attend the next IUCN Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, which will take place on 6 - 9 September in Bonn, Germany.  …  

03 Aug 2011 | News story
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Solutions for Agriculture and Conservation

The EcoAgriCulture Project of The Cropper Foundation (Trinidad & Tobago) is a 2-year initiative funded by the Inter-American Development Bank. The purpose is to address issues related to small-scale subsistence farming in the Northern Range particularly:

  • Farming on steep slopes;
  • Unsustainable  land clearing practices;
  • Inappropriate use of chemicals.
 

03 Aug 2011 | News story

Op-ed on Indigenous Issues at the World Heritage Committee Meeting in Paris, June 2011

To include indigenous concerns and involve local communities and indigenous peoples as relevant stakeholders in World Heritage processes is not an easy task. Apart from the complex challenges on the ground which protected areas with a wide variety of stakeholders face in general, the rules of the game of World Heritage, the World Heritage Convention and the Operational Guidelines, do not offer provisions on the rights of local communities and indigenous peoples. The Convention does not include an overt reference to human rights or the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, partly due to its early adoption in 1972 when international and national protected area policy frameworks gave very little importance to the relationship with local communities. …  

03 Aug 2011 | News story

OSISA launches a Project on Promoting Social and Environmental Accountability in SADC in the Extractive Industry

The Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) through its Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) initiative and Economic Justice Programme is geared to undertake a three year project on “Promoting Social and Environmental Accountability in Southern Africa Mining Sector.” …  

03 Aug 2011 | News story

Regional Vice Chair for Southern Africa Masego Madzwamuse (Botswana)

Ms Masego Madzwamuse joins OSISA as Economic Justice Programme Manager

In April 2011 Ms Masego Madzwamuse joined the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) as Programme Manager for Economic Justice. OSISA has been central in driving and demonstrating the interdependence between democracy, economic development and human rights. The premise for the Economic Justice programme is that in a continent that continues to grapple with severe political, economic and social challenges socio-economic rights are central to the human rights discourse. …  

03 Aug 2011 | News story

Indigenous Organics Brand launched

CEESP Chair, Aroha Mead, attended the launch of the Maori indigenous organics brand, "Hua Parakore". The launch of the brand comes after many years of struggle to implement a vision for Maori to produce, consume and market traditional foods. …  

03 Aug 2011 | News story

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Call for nomination of Chair and Members of the IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use Specialist Group

The Chairs of CEESP and SSC seek nominations for the position of SUSG Chair (or two Co-Chairs). Candidates should preferably be familiar with both CEESP and SSC, and be committed to working cross-sectorally across different disciplines. Nominations should be submitted to Claire.santer@iucn.org by 31 August 2011, and should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Self-nominations, and nominations of other people, are both permitted, but nominations of others should include a statement as to whether or not the person in question has agreed to serve if appointed. The intention is to appoint the chair of the SUSG before the end of October 2011. Expressions of interesting in joining this new Specialist Group as a member can be sent to: ceesp@iucn.org 

03 Aug 2011 | News story
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