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 more
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 more
COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples: Strengthening support mechanisms to help indigenous peoples cope with COVID-19
Confronted with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the world is now facing the greatest health, economic and social challenge in the recent times. For communities living in indigenous peoples and community-conserved territories and areas (ICCAs), COVID-19 poses grave health threats since more
Restoring the land: Behold the power of restoring an ecosystem in Costa Rica’s Jesús María River Basin
The Jesús María River Basin is located in Costa Rica’s Pacific region, and covers 35,280ha of a diverse landscape comprised of forests, coffee plantations and fruit trees, mangroves, pastures, cash crops, water bodies, and urban areas, descending from a maximum elevation of 1,400m through more
Nature is Calling:Using South-South Cooperation to replicate nature-based solutions
To celebrate this year’s International Biodiversity Day and its theme ‘Solutions are in Nature’, we are featuring nature-based solutions that have been shared among communities through South-South cooperation (SSC) and supported by the Small Grants Programme. These shared more
Nature is our best defence: Taking climate action and fighting fires in the Seychelles
‘Protecting nature makes me very happy in life’, says Victorin Laboudallon. ‘We need to protect it as much as we can, so future generations can enjoy it like I did when I was a kid’. Victorin Laboudallon, frequently considered the ‘Father of Seychelles Conservation’, established more
ComunicAcción en tiempos de COVID -19
Foto Cortesía: Mayra Perugachi, presidenta del Cabildo de la Comuna Zuleta en Imbabura, en actividades de atención a adultos mayores durante la emergencia sanitaria. Ante la emergencia sanitaria del #COVID-19, la pregunta recurrente que venía a nuestra mente era: ¿Cómo están more
A mobile mapping app for ICCAs
Indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) conserve vast areas of the world, but the international community often fails to appreciate the scale of their contributions to preserving global biodiversity. To bridge this knowledge gap, IPLCs can share information on their ICCAs through the more
“Traditional knowledge has a lot to offer the world"
In 2016 the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP and funded by the Global Environment Facility, launched the global component of the Indigenous Peoples’ Fellowship Initiative. Four women who are working in biodiversity conservation were selected. The programme also has more
SGP launches new publication "Women as Environmental Stewards" at the GEF Dialogue with Civil Society on Gender in Washington D.C.
Today, preceding the official beginning of the 55th GEF council, a special session on gender was held at the traditional CSO Forum in line with GEF’s increased ambition to address gender equality. The session served as an opportunity for the GEF Council to consult with civil society organizations more


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