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ICCA

Communities and bio-cultural diversity in Cambodia - options for policies and action whose time has come

Indigenous Territories and Areas conserved by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (ICCAs in short) encompass many of the bio-cultural patrimonies of the world. However, while the Convention on Biological Diversity formally recognises them and recommends their support, recognition by national governments is often problematic. …  

02 Feb 2010 | News story

ICCA

Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas: A Bold New Frontier for Conservation

The ICCA Forum has a new website which includes a variety of ICCA information, analyses and reports from all over the world: www.ICCAforum.org. You are welcome to submit ICCA-relevant case studies and other insights, announcements and materials that you would like to propose for uploading.   …  

02 Feb 2010 | News story

118 mining conflicts in 15 countries in Latin America

One study shows that there are 118 mining conflicts in 15 countries in Latin America.  Mining projects involving hundreds of Latin American communities. Currently, of the 337 mining projects in the region, 139 are in conflict with different communities. This is what reveals the Database Mining Conflicts in Latin America.  …  

02 Feb 2010 | News story

Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network

Establishment of the Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network (PREEN)

The use of resource and environmental economic analytical information to support and or underpin economic development and environmental conservation decisions is relatively new in the Pacific. Resource management has conventionally either not involved consideration of economic factors at all or has involved it only inadequately. …  

29 Jan 2010 | News story

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Geo-Tagging Reveals Mining Threats on Philippine’s “Last Ecological Frontier”

A field update from the ALDAW Network (Ancestral Land/Domain Watch)
Between July and September 2009, a mission organized by the Philippines-based Ancestral Land/Domain Watch (ALDAW) and the Centre for Biocultural Diversity (CBCD) at the University of Kent traveled to Southern Palawan in the Philippines. The mission was led by Dr. Dario Novellino (CBCD researcher and CEESP member). Palawan is part of the “Man and Biosphere Reserve” program of UNESCO and hosts 49 animals and 56 botanical species found in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. …  

29 Jan 2010 | News story

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‘Avatar is real’, say tribal people

Survival International: 25 January 2010 - Following the film, Avatar's win at the Golden Globes, tribal people have claimed that the film tells the real story of their lives today. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples contribute extensibly to humanity's cultural diversity, enriching it withmore than two thirds of its languages and an extrordinary amount of its traditional knowledge. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

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Economic Value of Natural Capital and Green Development Mechanism

Biodiversity continues to be lost; funding continue s  to be inadequate. Can carbon markets provide insights for increasing biodiversity finance? During the 1st week of December 2009, the Green Development Mechanism 2010 Initiative kicked off international multi-stakeholder consultations about the possibility of setting up a 'green development mechanism' under the Convention on Biological Diversity - essentially a 'CDM' for biodiversity. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

Terralingua.org

Secretariat provided and hosted by Bioversity International

Since 1996 Terralingua, an international NGO and IUCN member, has been at the forefront of developing research and applications in the field of biocultural diversity. This field conceives of the diversity of life as diversity in nature and culture. It has brought to the fore the links and interdependence between language, knowledge and the environment at the local level, and between biodiversity, cultural diversity and linguistic diversity globally. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

http://www.agrobiodiversityplatform.org/

Climate change and agrobiodiversity: Strengthening adaptability and resilience, facilitating adaptation and transition

Agrobiodiversity is already proving to be important in helping rural communities and farmers throughout the world adapt to climate change. Diversity (genetic, species and ecosystem) in production systems can improve adaptability and resilience and is an essential part of adaptation to changing production conditions. …  

28 Jan 2010 | News story

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