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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 on Biodiversity – aimed at accelerating action on biodiversity for sustainable development – this event explored the vital contributions made by indigenous peoples and local communities to the protection of biodiversity. … Read more

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 most biodiverse areas are found within the ancestral lands of indigenous peoples and local communities. More than a quarter of the global land area is traditionally owned, managed, used, or … Read more

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 Outlook, was launched on September 16th 2020 as part of the Special Virtual Sessions for SBSTTA-24 and SBI-3 organised by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Watch the … Read more

World Environment Day 2020: three lessons from indigenous peoples and local communities on restoring our relationship with nature

World Environment Day is an opportunity to not only celebrate nature, but the peoples and communities who protect and steward it worldwide. Here, three lessons from indigenous and local communities in Colombia, the Day’s host, are highlighted: women’s knowledge is critical for protecting biodiversity; frontline communities’ efforts are defending their human rights and collective territories … Read more

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Local Biodiversity Outlooks 2 – peer review now closed

Sorry, peer review is now closed.   We welcome your thoughts, comments and review of LBO2. How to provide feedback: Download the Local Biodiversity Outlooks 2 (Draft 1): Download and complete the peer review form: Once complete, please send form to: biodiversity (at) forestpeoples (dot) org   How to fill in the feedback form Please … Read more

Local Biodiversity Outlooks: Call for case studies from indigenous peoples and local community organisations

Local Biodiversity Outlooks are an opportunity for all organisations and networks of indigenous peoples’ and local communities (IPLCs) working on biodiversity issues to showcase their work. Who should contribute? This is a general invitation for sharing and contributing to the Local Biodiversity Outlooks Online. Submissions are welcome from all indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) … Read more

Indigenous & local collective action key to addressing biodiversity crisis – Local Biodiversity Outlooks online goes live today

From the Arctic North, to the Pacific Island South, to the Tropical Forests of Latin America, Local Biodiversity Outlooks online highlights how indigenous peoples and local communities are rising to the challenge to counter the effects of some of the most pressing threats to our planet. The outlooks, provided by indigenous peoples and local communities, … Read more

Opening remarks from CBD Executive Secretary, Cristiana Pașca Palmer, highlight the crucial connection of nature and culture

“Nature is not something apart from ourselves. We are a part of nature. As a unique species we have the ability to imagine the future and then create it: the hard part comes when we have to execute our vision.” Opening remarks at the Pre-COP 14 Meeting from Cristiana Pașca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary.   … Read more

Nature study outlines global importance of Indigenous lands in conservation

A study in the prominent journal, Nature Sustainability, said recently ‘understanding the scale, location and nature conservation values of the lands over which Indigenous Peoples exercise traditional rights is central to implementation of several global conservation and climate agreements.’ ‘Results add to growing evidence that recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ rights to land, benefit sharing and institutions … Read more