Local Biodiversity Outlooks

Local Biodiversity Outlooks presents the perspectives and experiences of indigenous peoples and local communities on the current social-ecological crisis, and their contributions to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Restoring the woodland. Credit: Verdegaia

Event: The ways forward – indigenous and local perspectives on our biodiversity crisis

This event explored the vital contributions made by indigenous peoples and local communities to the protection of biodiversity.   Ahead of the UN Summit...
An indigeneous Indian woman herding sheep on a hillside pasture.

Press release: Islands of nature – the contributions of indigenous and local communities to conserving the world’s biodiversity

The world is facing unprecedented challenges from biodiversity loss and climate change, and one million species are at risk of extinction. Some of the world’s...
Matalena Telea, 30, with her nine year old cousin Pricilla paddling a canoe in the Mangrove Conservation Area of Matafa Village. The Samoan Government supports many local communities through the replanting of mangroves, protecting people and their livelihoods from rising sea level and coastal erosion.

Event: Launch of the 2nd edition of Local Biodiversity Outlooks

The 2nd edition of Local Biodiversity Outlooks, a landmark collaborative piece of research and analysis which acts as a companion publication to the Global Biodiversity...

Latest case studies


Defining Alaskan Inuit food security as food sovereignty

Inuit Circumpolar Council – Alaska The Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska facilitated work that led to the following Alaskan Inuit definition of food security: “Alaskan Inuit...

The Network of Weavers of the Indigenous Reserve of Ipiales, Colombia

Edith Bastidas, Indigenous Women’s Biodiversity Network and the Center for the Promotion and Indigenous and Social Development YANAPANAKUY, Colombia The Indigenous Reserve of Ipiales is...

Indigenous women in land and sea management, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia

International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity Indigenous women of the Torres Strait Islands play a vital role in understanding and managing the land and sea resources...

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