Biodiversity
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Senegal: Répertoire des Plantes Médicinales (Directory of Medicinal Plants) for various diseases and aliments, including those associated with COVID-19
Senegal is one of the 45 participating countries in the Phase 2 of the Global Support Initiative to territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities (ICCA-GSI) – a rapid response initiative to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the eight ICCA-GSI Phase 2 projects in ...read more
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Women. Tradition. Culture. From looms to lutes, the importance of women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge in China cannot be overstated
Since 2010, more than 41,800 people belonging to ethnic minorities and living in China’s Community Conserved Areas have been supported by the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grant Programme, implemented by UNDP. These efforts include the Global Support Initiative to territories and ...read more
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Tajiskistan: Mountain indigenous communities contribute to the Second High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development", 2018-2028
The Second High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028, was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 6-9 June 2022.  With a focus on “catalyzing water action and partnership at the local, national, regional, and ...read more
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Our Human Tribe: Valuing traditional governance and securing land rights of indigenous peoples and local communities across Madagascar
In Madagascar, the SGP has been supporting the empowerment of more than 300 local community organizations since 2007, including through the Global Support Initiative to territories and areas conserved by Indigenous Peoples and local communities (ICCA-GSI), a multi-partnership initiative funded ...read more
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First sub-regional conference for ICCAs in Central Africa concludes with the Goma Declaration
The first sub-regional conference for territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities (ICCAs) in Central Africa was held in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from 7-9 March 2022.  Co-sponsored by the ICCA-GSI, the National Alliance for the Support ...read more
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IUCN World Conservation Congress
During the IUCN World Conservation Congress held in Marseille (3-10 Sept 2021), two ICCA GSI side events were organized at the ‘Vital Sites for a Protected Planet Pavilion’, notably (1) ‘The contribution of ICCAs to the CBD 2020 framework and beyond’ including a presentation of two ...read more
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Guatemala: Transforming young unemployed women into tourist guides
In 2020, the SGP commenced an ICCA-GSI ecotourism project to train youth from indigenous and local communities living along the Sipacate-Naranjo National Park, the only protected marine-coastal national park in Guatemala.   The Sipacate municipality is located in ...read more
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Madagascar: Reinforcing indigenous conservation systems in government-managed Tapia forests
In central Madagascar, the Amoron’i Mania region is home to the largest area of Tapia forests. These endemic species are the last surviving primary forests in the Malagasy highlands, which are divided in three different districts: Manandriana, Ilaka-Ambohimanjaka and ...read more
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Iran: Using Indigenous culture-based solutions to conserve the country’s important wetlands (ab-bandaans)
Iran’s ab-bandaans or wetlands are one of the most important ecosystems in the country in terms of biodiversity, indigenous culture, and various environmental and economic functions. Currently, 2,208 ab-bandaans cover an area of 32,000 hectares scattered across the country. According to ...read more
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ICCA-GSI Phase 2 Projects: A Snapshot
The ICCA-GSI Phase 2 was launched in October 2020 as a rapid response initiative to the COVID-19 pandemic for communities living in territories and areas conserved by Indigenous Peoples and local communities (ICCAs).  After a call of proposals was open from December 2020 to April 2021 in ...read more

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