Strengthening What Works: Recognising and supporting the conservation achievements of indigenous and local communities (Briefing Note No. 10)

IUCN CEESP Briefing Notes

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Though their existence is arguably as old and widespread as human civilization itself, territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities (ICCA) have only recently gained sustained attention in formal conservation circles. International policies and programmes, notably those under teh Convention on Biological Diversity (CBS), encouraged today all countries to recognize and support ICCAs. This Briefing Note is intended to assist them to do so in a manner that is sensitive to and respectful of many issues involved. It contains basic facts about ICCAs, condenses lessons learned and offeres reccomendations for governments implementing the CBD Programme of Work of Protected Areas.

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IUCN CEESP Briefing Notes