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The Right to Responsibility - new book for peer review

We’re pleased to announce that Natural Justice and the United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) have just released a new book for peer review, entitled: The Right to Responsibility: Resisting and Engaging Development, Conservation, and the Law in Asia    …  

10 Jul 2013 | Article
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Community-based networks of Odisha

Community-based forest networks of India and Nepal have been suffering from serious neglect and left at disadvantage due to lack of legal recognition. A brief review of literature on community-based forest networks found that they lack certain attributes that are necessary to be considered as equal partners in the activities aimed at forest conservation and livelihood improvement. …  

10 Jul 2013 | Article
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World Indigenous Network (WIN) Conference

CEESP Members Nigel Crawhall and Trisha Kehaulani Watson-Sproat attended the World Indigenous Network (WIN) Conference. Marine Protected Areas Connections has produced a special edition on Tribal and Indigenous Peoples on MPAs which includes a report on the WIN Conference.   …  

10 Jul 2013 | Article
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CEESP Members meeting on bio-cultural conservation Michael Gavin, Fikret Berkes, Aroha Mead, Joe McCarter

Chair's Comments | Aroha Te Pareake Mead - July 2013

Earlier this year I was asked if I would want to have the Moa bird brought back from extinction. The question wasn’t random, it was posed at a workshop on Synthetic Biology & Conservation by someone who is part of a small group of scientists working on “de-extinction.” The workshop was an exploratory meeting designed to bring together the synthetic biology and conservation communities to discuss the implications that synthetic biology may have on the natural world and conservation. …  

09 Jul 2013 | Article
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Adopted Alta Outcome Document

In June 10-12, indigenous representatives were invited by the Saami to Alta Norway to a preparatory meeting for the United Nations High Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on Indigenous Peoples which is being held at the UN-HQ in September 2014. The Alta meeting finalised the Alta Outcome Document which is available in English and French.

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09 Jul 2013 | Article
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Synthetic Biology and Conservation: An Imminent Encounter

Synthetic biology is a new technology with enormous promise to change the human relationships with the natural world and with fellow human beings. Though there is no commonly agreed upon definition synthetic biology can be thought of as ‘‘a scientific discipline that relies on chemically synthesized DNA, along with standardized and automatable processes, to address human needs by the creation of organisms with novel or enhanced characteristics or traits.’’  …  

09 Jul 2013 | Article
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Hangzhou Declaration on Culture & Sustainable Development

Co-Chairs of the CEESP Theme on Culture and Conservation, Elise Hufer and Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua together with CEESP Chair, Aroha Mead, participated in the UNESCO International Congress on Culture: Key to Sustainable Development, held in Hangzhou, China. IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng also participated. The meeting developed a Hangzhou Declaration Placing Culture at the heart of Sustainable Development Policies which was subsequently presented to the UN General Assembly.


 

09 Jul 2013 | Article
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Prof. Amran Hamzah

Two new Co-Chairs for TILCEPA

Two additional Co-Chairs for the joint CEESP/WCPA Theme on Indigenous Peoples Local Communities, Equity and Protected Areas (TILCEPA) have been appointed to work with Nigel Crawhall in the lead-up to the World Parks Congress. Prof. Amran Hamzah from Malaysia and Dr Trisha Kehaulani Watson-Sproat from Hawai’i.
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09 Jul 2013 | Article
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TGER Update on the Natural Resources Governance Framework (NRGF)

An informal pre-inception workshop meeting was held in Gland, 15-16 May. SC member Dr. Janis Alcorn who is chairing the NRGF Working Group, and NRGF consultant Jessica Campese, author of the 2012 IUCN review of governance assessment tools, participated from CEESP, at the invitation of Stewart Maginnis, Head of IUCNs Nature Based Solutions program.  …  

09 Jul 2013 | Article
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'A story from Tanzania on being too busy…' by Nicholas Winer

Everywhere getting a job done is the practised art of choosing priorities, delivering on them and then covering up later when some of the choices turn out to have been wrong. It is that sinking feeling we get realising, sometimes too late and sometimes just in time, that the boring and half forgotten memo from so and so in the field actually came wired to some undetected dynamite about to explode all over our corporate reputation and call our judgement into question. …  

03 Jul 2013 | Article
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