Created in 2015, Bikin National Park is is the largest protected virgin forest in Eurasia’s pre-temperate zone. Credit: Dilbara Sharipova.

Indigenous people and local communities (IPLCs) play a crucial role in safeguarding biodiversity and combatting climate change, but often their contributions go unrecognised.

In response to this, Local Biodiversity Outlooks (LBO) brings together information and case studies from numerous authors, communities and organisations from all over the world. Its aim is to provide a key source of evidence of the key actions and contributions of IPLCs towards the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Women work in rice terraces that climb the hills of Luzon Island. Credit: National Geographic Image Collection / Alamy Stock Photo.

The first edition of LBO was produced in 2016 as a complement to the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) published in the same year.

At COP13, Parties welcomed the LBO and requested a second edition to be launched along with the fifth GBO in 2020. On this site, you can explore all case studies from the first and second edition that present the perspectives of IPLCs in the face of the current biodiversity and climate crises.

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day in British Colombia, Canada. Credit: Province of British Colombia.

The LBOs are a result of collaborations with: