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Meeting
#5800

World Soil Day 2018

5 December 2018, Rome, Italy

Notification
#2753
2018-03-14
Action by
2018-04-05
Notification
#2736
2018-01-25
Action by
2018-02-18

Regional Training Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean on national arrangements on traditional knowledge for achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 18 and contributing to Aichi Biodiversity Target 16 of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, 2 to 6 April 2018 – Tepoztlan, Mexico

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/VN/JS/VF/87125 (2018-017)
To: CBD, ABS NFPs, TK Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local community organizations from the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela

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Notification
#2733
2018-01-23
Action by
2018-01-26

REMINDER NOTIFICATION: Progress on Implementation of the Programme of Work for Article 8(j) and related provisions: Request for contributions to the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/VN/JS/VF/86963 (2018-014)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, TK Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local community organizations, and other relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#115734
2018-01-19

Pope set to visit site of deforestation, indigenous struggle in Peru

Pope Francis will visit one of the Peruvian Amazon’s most threatened regions today, where the leader of the Catholic Church is expected to address escalating deforestation and uncertainty about indigenous peoples’ rights.

News Headlines
#115725
2018-01-18

‘Empowering Indigenous Women’ll Help Fight against Hunger, Poverty’

Empowering indigenous women who have higher malnutrition rates than any other social group and typically earn far less than men is key to successfully fighting hunger and extreme poverty, the United Nations agriculture chief has said.

Notification
#2726
2018-01-15
Action by
2018-02-25

Resource mobilization: Assessing the contribution of collective actions of indigenous peoples and local communities and safeguards in biodiversity financing mechanisms

Reference: SCBD/MCO/DC/VN/JS/GD/jh/87060 (2018-007)
To: CBD National Focal Points and Resource Mobilization Focal Points, stakeholders, and indigenous peoples and local communities

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News Headlines
#115631
2017-12-21

Braiding Science Together with Indigenous Knowledge

As the negative consequences of human-induced environmental and social changes are becoming increasingly obvious, there is a growing recognition that “status quo” approaches to resource development and management, rooted in the dominant, largely linear, reductionist worldview, are failing.

Press Release
#115570
2017-12-16

Governments agree on the contribution of traditional knowledge to global biodiversity policy

16 DECEMBER 2017 – Delegates to the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity agreed on a set of recommendations related to the contributions of indigenous peoples and local communities to the Convention ...

Press Release
#115553
2017-12-12

Governments and indigenous peoples meet to discuss contribution of traditional knowledge and their collective actions to global biodiversity policy

12 DECEMBER 2017 – Following traditional blessings by Elders of the local Mohawk Community of Kahnawake, delegates to the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity will begin discussions on a number of im ...

News Headlines
#115312
2017-11-24

Amazon tribe saves plant lore with ‘healing forests’ and encyclopedia

The seven indigenous Matsés elders were slowly meandering through the forest. They were explaining how different trees and plants are used for medicinal purposes, exchanging stories about how they had acquired their extraordinary knowledge and put it to good use. There were memories of an encoun ...

News Headlines
#115314
2017-11-24

Is culture missing from conservation? Scientists take cues from indigenous peoples.

We typically think of conservation as removing humans from the ecosystem to return it to its 'natural' state. But the practices of many indigenous cultures offer a different way to view humanity's relationship with the natural world.

News Headlines
#115116
2017-11-09

How the World’s Oldest Wisdom Is Informing Modern Responses to Climate Change

Scientist Gleb Raygorodetsky explores the millennia-old relationships between indigenous communities and their local ecosystems, and how they can help us adapt to an uncertain future.

Notification
#2691
2017-11-08
Action by
2018-01-26

Progress on Implementation of the Programme of Work for Article 8(j) and related provisions: Request for contributions to the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/VN/JS/VF/jh/86963 (2017-116)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, TK Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local community organizations, and other relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#114761
2017-10-05

Learn from indigenous people to fight climate change, says Swedish aid chief

With generations of experience conserving land and forests, indigenous people’s knowledge about climate change could help inform decisions at next month’s United Nations climate talks, but their environmental wisdom is often ignored.

Meeting Document
#114657
2017-09-28

CBD/WG8J/10/INF/4

Compilation of Views on the Integration ff Article 8(j) and Provisions Related to Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities In The Work of the Convention And Its Protocols

Meeting Document
#114639
2017-09-27

CBD/WG8J/10/INF/3

Compilation of Views on the Finalization of Tasks 7, 10 and 12 of the Multi-Year Programme of Work for Article 8 (j) and Related Provisions

Meeting Document
#114635
2017-09-27

CBD/WG8J/10/INF/2

Compilation of Views Received on the Draft Glossary of Relevant Key Terms and Concepts to Be Used Within the Context of Article 8(j) and Related Provisions

Meeting Document
#114634
2017-09-27

CBD/WG8J/10/INF/1

Compilation of Views and Information Received on the Rutzolijirisaxik Voluntary Guidelines for the Repatriation of Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Relevant for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity (Task 15 of the Multi-Year Programme of Work)

News Headlines
#114633
2017-09-27

South Africa: Minister Naledi - Indigenous Knowledge Systems Interface Conference

ndigenous knowledge has future potential for research, development, and innovation. We adopted the Indigenous Knowledge Systems Policy in November 2004, following which the DST established an office (NIKSO) to protect, develop and manage indigenous knowledge systems.

News Headlines
#114473
2017-09-18

15 Equator Prize Winners Receive Prestigious Award at New York Gala Event

The 9th Equator Prize Award Ceremony honoured 15 winners in a gala event last evening in New York, coinciding with the Global Goals Week and the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. Leading thinkers, policy-makers, business and civil society leaders from around the globe gathered in The Town ...

News Headlines
#114409
2017-09-13

Displaced in the DRC: Finding a home for the Batwa

In a diverse landscape of forest and volcanoes, eastern lowland gorillas roam. This is the Kahuzi Biega National Park, where the largest gorilla species is being closely protected. Once, the park was also home to the Batwa, an Indigenous Pygmy group.

Notification
#2664
2017-09-12
Action by
2017-10-03

Peer review of draft documents for the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/VN/JS/VF/86690 (2017-089)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, TK Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local community organizations, and other relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#114372
2017-09-11

The Rapa Nui have shown us that conservation can protect their ocean – and their culture

Over a thousand years ago, bold Pacific voyagers traversed a massive blue expanse, teeming with life. The natural abundance of the ancient world is unimaginable to those of us living today, as our seas have been emptied of the great whales, turtles, sharks, and other large fish.

News Headlines
#114383
2017-09-11

'Keep it local' approach more effective than government schemes at protecting rainforest

Conservation initiatives led by local and indigenous groups can be just as effective as schemes led by government, according to new research. In some cases in the Amazon rainforest, grassroots initiatives can be even more effective at protecting this vital ecosystem. This is particularly importa ...

News Headlines
#114330
2017-09-05

Indigenous storytelling is a new asset for biocultural conservation

Some of the areas hosting most of the world's biodiversity are those inhabited by indigenous peoples. In the same way that biodiversity is being eroded, so is the world's cultural diversity. As a result, there have been several calls to promote biocultural conservation approaches that sustain bo ...

News Headlines
#114077
2017-08-11

Scientists are finally beginning to acknowledge how local communities aid them in their research

Ecologists admit that while communities living in the vicinity of an area, with their traditional knowledge of flora and fauna and sense of the landscape of the region, often form the backbone of their research, they are hardly acknowledged for their contributions. For some years now, this has b ...

News Headlines
#114080
2017-08-11

Peru indigenous communities engage in rainforest conservation

Peruvian indigenous communities committed to the preservation of rainforests are granted financial incentives in recognition of their environmentally-friendly efforts, the Environment Ministry's Rainforest Program affirmed on Friday.

Meeting
#5629

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2017

9 August 2017, New York, United States of America

News Headlines
#114020
2017-08-07

Indigenous peoples are the best guardians of world's biodiversity

Interview with UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Today is the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, numbering an estimated 370 million in 90 countries and speaking roughly 7,000 langua ...

Meeting Document
#113988
2017-08-04

CBD/WG8J/10/9

Recommendations from the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Notification
#2647
2017-08-04
Action by
2017-08-28

Peer review of draft documents for the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/JS/86690 (2017-072)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, TK Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local community organizations, and other relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#113985
2017-07-28

Ethiopia: Capitalizing On Indigenous Knowledge

The preparation of a draft law is at its early stage believed to protect indigenous knowledge through special Intellectual Property as the regular IP or patent rights could not accommodate it. And discussions are being held on the law in different higher learning institutions. The draft law spec ...

News Headlines
#113916
2017-07-26

Arctic food: window to the past, key to the future

How about some reindeer eye soup? The traditional Dolgan peoples of northern Russia believed eating reindeer eyes preserved their visual acuity and ensured their eyesight remained sharp into old age.

Notification
#2645
2017-07-17
Action by
2017-08-14

Peer review of draft documents for the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/VN/JS/jh/86690 (2017-070)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, TK Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local community organizations, and other relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#113568
2017-07-04

Politicians only see gold and oil in our lands': the Wampis nation of Peru – photo essay

In a territory of some 1.3 million hectares live 20,000 people: the Wampis. There are no roads and the two main rivers, the Santiago and the Morona, provide the only access to trade and the outside world.

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