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Conserving Dryland Biodiversity: supporting the environmental services of mobile pastoralists and other indigenous peoples

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature

Date and Time
11 October 2012 18:15 - 19:45

Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 11)

Discussion of the recommendations from the recent IUCN-UNCCD-UNEP/WCMC publication "Conserving Dryland Biodiversity". Dryland Biodiversity is globally and locally valued, but some dryland subtypes are poorly represented in terms of protected area coverage. However, indigenous and local communities conserve large areas of drylands through indigenous practices that at the same time are the basis of resilient livelihoods and sustainable development. With appropriate support dryland communities can significantly contribute to reaching, and even surpassing the Aichi targets. This event will present global analysis combined with local experiences from the region, including Indian pastoralists and Civil Society.