Target 15

Restoring the woodland. Credit: Verdegaia

Climate change adaptation: Restoring community common lands in Galicia, Spain

Joám Evans Pim, Froxán Common Lands Community Monte veciñal en man común (community common lands) is a legal mechanism in Galicia, Spain, recognising communal land tenure. It is based on traditional customary systems that recognised community rights and obligations under the ancient feudal tenure system. During the mid-20th century, these systems were undermined in favour of commercial forestry … Read more

Sharing information about plants at Barnes Hill. Credit: Timothy Payne.

Addressing drought through revival of a historic reservoir: Barnes Hill Community, Antigua and Barbuda

Leonard Philip, Barnes Hill Community Development Organization The people of Barnes Hill community are working together to restore their community reservoir, which was built in the 1890s to provide the village with fresh water in times of drought but had fallen into disuse and disrepair. Water shortages during a recent four-year drought led to serious … Read more

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Network of Weavers of the Ipiales Indigenous Reserve, Colombia

By Edhith 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 located in the Department of Nariño in the southwest of Colombia. Its population is approximately 25,000 people belonging to the village of Los Pastos. Through an alliance between the … Read more

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Restoration and reforestation of the Cañamomo Lomaprieta Indigenous Reserve, Colombia

By Héctor Jaime Vinasco, Governing Council of the Resguardo Cañamomo The Cañamomo Lomaprieta Indigenous Reserve in Colombia was created by a royal warrant issued by Carlos I of Spain in 1540. It covers 4,837 hectares and involves 32 communities. The history of Cañamomo Lomaprieta has been concerned largely with territorial defence; its rich gold deposits … Read more

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Community-based documentation of positive contributions of traditional rotational farming to carbon sequestration and ecosystem resilience, Thailand

The Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples network (IKAP), a regional network of indigenous communities throughout mainland montane Southeast Asia, and the Inter Mountain Peoples’ Education and Culture in Thailand Association (IMPECT)

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Community-based vulnerability and resilience mapping and adaptation practices in the mangrove forests of the Sundarbans, Bangladesh

The communities around the Sundarbans are continuously struggling to sustain their livelihoods. Most of the community members are entirely dependent on the Sundarbans’ mangrove ecosystem but forest degradation (caused by overwhelming pressure on its resources), recurring cyclones