CEESP's members contribute to a Commission Newsletter that comes out a few times each year. The CEESP Newsletter aims to convey updates, efforts, and news from our members that relate to the goals of the Commission. 


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August - Message from the Chair of SPICEH: rights-based conservation for social justice - New legislation to protect the rights of the Indigenous Pygmy Peoples in the DRC - Indigenous voices demand an end to colonial conservation at Africa Protected Areas Congress - Taking up space: reflections of an Indigenous youth navigating international biodiversity policy - Empowering Indigenous communities in Guwahati against an environmental injustice - Small-scale fishers' Call to Action -Incorporating Indigenous knowledge in ecosystem restoration: regulating the naming of invasive alien species in Indigenous languages - Loktak Indigenous fishers face threats to their livelihoods

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June - Placing people at the center of ocean conservation and governance - Statement on human rights abuses in conservation - Marine territories of life, small-scale artisanal fishing and sustainable use of marine-coastal resources in Mesoamerica: Strengthening action and advocacy for their recognition, defense and resilience - Recommendations for mainstreaming equity and justice in ocean organizations policy and practice - Progress on Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Areas (CBSFA) - Progressing gender equality in the fisheries sector - Developing new partnerships for protecting small-scale fishers' human rights -  Keystone initiatives supporting just and sustainable blue transitions in Small Scale Artisanal Fisheries in the Pacific of Costa Rica - Offshore oil exploration in Argentina. A socio-environmental conflict with implications for environmental sustainability - The other ocean conference: an invitation to listen and join the plight of the Ocean Peoples - Call for a Conference of the Ocean Peoples (C-OP): Reclaiming our oceans, reimagining our future - Moving culture across ocean policy

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May - Introducing the Indigenous Negotiations Resource Guide - A Review of Nigeria's 2021 Climate Change Act: Potential for Increased Climate Litigation - The War Between Russia and Ukraine – An Environmental Disaster - Climate Change and Health - The Link - Special Session for Youth Climate Conclave (YCC) 2022 - Indigenous Peoples in Gabon: Industrialization of the Timber Sector and Safeguarding of Traditional Forestry Knowledge - The Fight for Water: Local Communities Versus Big Government and Big Business in Western Andalusia, Spain - Reflection on Advancing Community Engagement for Sustainable Forests in Northern Liberia - Conservation is becoming more dangerous: increasing violations and threats - To Remain or Retreat? A Consideration of Climate Migration in Hawaiʻi - Exploring Possible Futures for Conservation NGOs: A Report by the Luc Hoffmann Institute

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December - A Challenge to Reimagine Conservation in 2022 - Indigenous Participation and the Incorporation of Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives in Global Environmental Governance Forums: a Systematic Review - Launching the Natural Resource Governance Framework & Building a Community of Practice - Adaptive Collaborative Management of Forest Landscapes: Villagers, Bureaucrats and Civil Society - Dialogue forum: Escazú Agreement, a pioneer regional environmental instrument - Environmental Services Investments & Offset Bonds - Understanding the multiple benefits of area-based conservation - The black jaguar and the guardian of the forest - Climate resilient action plans for drylands - Gabura to Glasgow: Act on climate change and biodiversity loss - Centering social equity in global marine conservation efforts - People in Nature: Understanding how communities use biodiversity - “Voices for Peace and Conservation”, a new podcast series - Impacts of COVID-19 and Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples: a Virtual Dialogue - Gender is linked to the biodiversity and climate crises. When will our policies reflect this? 

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September - The stories and voices of environmental defenders across the globe: Special issue of Policy Matters - Environmental defenders, human rights and the growing role of IUCN policy: retired, red-tagged or red-listed? - The song "Inzulu" - stories and voices of environmental defenders - Imagining otherwise: steps forward for a greater recognition of Indigenous wisdom and resistance (EN); Imaginer autrement: des pas en avant pour une plus grande reconnaissance de la sagesse et de la résistance autochtones (FR) - Community-level responses to ‘forest violence’ in Cambodia - “Return to Being;” A poem by Nnimmo Bassey - "More;" A poem by shalan joudry - Women building power: activist stories, testimonies - "Rap del Veedor;" A song by Gasel - Moving in the Rights direction: To successfully conserve nature requires empowered stewardship by Indigenous Peoples and local communities

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May - Community based conservation - Coastal Community Associations: A model for sustainable development at the Kenyan coast - Community Conservation Area volunteers safeguard 5,000 wintering Oriental Storks in Tianjin, China - Coral restoration training on Fiji’s Coral Coast - Communities combating fisheries crime and reef destruction - New edition: Protected Area Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METT) - New book: "Advanced Introduction to Community-based Conservation" - New book: Commons institutions and how they work (or not) - Landscape architects combating ecosystem degradation - What makes conservation effective? A community perspective - SULI digest - The study and prevention of environmental harm and crimes - Plastics: mitigating their environmental, health and human rights impacts - The regulation of water supply and sanitation services in the fight against COVID-19 for the protection of human rights - IUCN World Conservation Congress

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February - How Do We Build Back Better After a Pandemic? - Communities, Conservation & Livelihoods book - April IUCN Global Youth Summit goes virtual - Migration, Environmental Change & Conflict Dialogue - Pan-African Response to COVID-19: New Forms of Environmental Peacebuilding Emerge - Environmental human rights defenders in the pandemic: the Geneva Roadmap & strengthening IUCN action Dialogue - FPP report analyses impacts and underlying inequalities around COVID-19 for indigenous and tribal peoples - COVID-19, Indigenous peoples, local communities and natural resource governance: a preliminary study - COVID-19 and Climate Change: Double Jeopardy for Traditional Resource Users in the Sundarbans - Community involvement in preventing and combating wildlife, forest and fisheries crime, Dialogue - Building capacity for engaging communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade - Unlocking the wildlife economy in Africa - The Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Dialogue - Women, Conflict, and Modern Mining in Rwanda during COVID-19 - Spiritual Perspectives for a New Normal Dialogue - Seeds of Hope & Action: New educational resources to inspire transformative action - IUCN World Conservation Congress

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June - International wildlife trade: research and COVID-19 - Mobilizing in support of small-scale fisheries impacted by COVID-19 - COVID-19, conservation programs and Crocodilians - Effect of COVID-19 on organizations working on environment, and associated strategies - COVID-19 and a new form of conservation - Les populations autochtones, difficiles d’accès, du Gabon face à la pandémie du Covid-19 - Adapting in a Time of Crisis - Solidaridad, empatía y esperanza de las comunidades de pesca artesanal de pequeña escala en Costa Rica ante la situación del COVID–19 - Conservation, Economic Reactivation and COVID-19 in Peruvian Amazon Indigenous Communities - Participatory Conservation Economies in Kerala, India: A Stepping Stone to Resilience - Chinese Civil Society launches wildlife-free e-commerce initiative to conserve biodiversity and safeguard public health - From Social Solidarity to Economic Solidarity - IUCN World Conservation Congress

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May - CEESP and COVID19: A Call to Action - Exploring private investments in conservation, conceptually and in concrete settings - Learning Community for the effective management of Private Protected Areas in Central Chile - Ecosystem restoration project in a private (not “privately”) protected area in Chilean Patagonia - Public-Private Sector collaboration to protect and restore ecologically significant tropical peat-swamp forest in Sumatra - Encouraging policy development and best practices for privately protected areas - Private Sector Engagement and Con - servation in West Bengal: monitoring Compensatory Afforestation - An integrative approach to assess and mitigate the social impacts of a disaster - Adopting rights-based approaches to enable cost-effective conservation and climate action

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January - Peace, Migration and Enviornmental Change, Environmentally induced migration and impact on yam farmers in Benin - A reflection on protected areas in serving wildlfe migration exemplefied by endangered oriental storks - Mobile pastoralism and the World Heritage Convention - The historical journey of indigenous peoples in Climate Change negotiations - Building community - twelve principles for a healthy future - Addressing the climate change and poverty nexus - Bwindi: bees, baskets and brilliant guided walks - NRGF in 2019: Continued implementation, outreach and learning - Charting a course to sustainability and equity in the blue economy - Ganga : the river of local and national importance, Alike!

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September - Note from the Chair - Increasing the scope for communities in conservation through sustainable use . Peer-to-peer learning: Indigenous peoples share solutions - Indigenous People's stuggle for recognition of tradîonal knowledge and the UNPFII - Recognising and supporting indigenous leadership in conservation - Key for conservation in indigenous territories : a multi-stakeholder dialogue - CEESP Steering Committee meeting - Where culture, spirituality and conservation meet - Family planning : critically important for women, girls, the environment and sustainability - Call for contributions: Human- Wildlife Conflict and Conservation Conference 2020 - Regional Conservation Forum engagement - IUCN World Conservation Congress - Publications and Reports

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February - From conceptual development to implementation with continued learning - Outcomes of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform - Asian Indigenous People's struggle in COP 24 - Traditional Knowledge key in achieving Africa’s climate goals - Students Study Protected Areas and Learn About Climate Change and Human Health Impacts - Transforming indigenous women’s lives through coffee and community in Bolivia - Signs on the Earth: Islam, Modernity and the Climate Crisis - Biocultural Diversity of Food

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