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Governance of protected areas and ICCAs highlighted at CBD SBSTTA, Nairobi May 2010

Governance of protected areas and ICCAs (comprising indigenous peoples' territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities) featured centrally in the discussion of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held in May 2010 and are now importantly included in the recommendation to COP 10. IUCN CEESP in cooperation with the ICCA Consortium and UNEP/WCMC organized two well-attended side events at SBSTTA on these very topics. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Community conservation areas as bulwarks against climate change

Community action is at the heart of several connectivity conservation initiatives in Australia that aim to protect biodiversity, and strengthen the resilience of ecosystems so that they can survive and adapt to climate change and other threats. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Community Conservation in Practice Workshop, Tofino, B.C., Canada, May 2010

The Global Diversity Fund (GDF), IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) co-sponsored a workshop on ‘ Community Conservation in Practice ' (CCIP) from 6 – 8 May 2010, in Tofino, British Columbia. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Project Ecotrad

CEESP member Sylvie Blangy shares her work on an Inuit/Saami comparative study on the impact of climate change on traditional livelihoods. This report is in French. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

Joint PAEL-TILCEPA workshop on Protected Areas Management Evaluation and Social Assessment of Protected Areas

The Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) and the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) share a Strategic Direction on Governance, Communities, Equity and Livelihood Rights in Relation to Protected Areas which deals with social issues pertaining to Protected Areas. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

REDD and Communities Task Force calls for case studies on ICCAs and the “underlying causes of forest conservation”


The REDD and Communities Task Force of CEESP and the Global Forest Coalition have started a new initiative to map, document and promote successful examples of Indigenous and non-Indigenous community-driven forest conservation and restoration, and the incentive systems and policy frameworks that have made them work. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

About Community Governance: III Mesoamerican Congress on Protected Areas (Merida, Yucatan)

On March 7-12, 2010, more than 800 Mesoamerican participants, together with a number of researchers and scholars from around the world, discussed about the main experiences on protected areas management in the region. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

The ALDAW and CBCD mission geo-tagged itinerary on the Bulanjao range (Municipality of Bataraza, Palawan, Philippines).

Participatory Video Validates Geo-tagging on Mining Threats

A field update from the ALDAW Network (Ancestral Land/Domain Watch) May 2010  

21 May 2010 | News story

Bolivian Indigenous Youth learning to interview with a Flip video camera. Flip cameras are inexpensive, create YouTube ready video, and use AA batteries. Therefore they are ideal for field work. Flip offers discounts to NGOs.

TGER "Video Voices" Indigenous Youth Workshop, Gran Chaco, Bolivia

TGER continues to lead CEESP "Video Voices" work encouraging rural people to take advantage of new opportunities of modern technologies and communications media to bring their voices and ideas about biodiversity and sustainable development to global debates via videos posted on the internet. A training workshop was held in Villa Montes, Bolivia, in the Gran Chaco-- a high biodiversity region that includes the world´s largest dry forest. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

New Indigenous Rights Network in Australia

Despite the disappointment that a national Human Rights Act has been relegated to the Australian Government's back-burner, Indigenous Australians are getting on with advocating and promoting their human rights. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

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