30 May 2019
A MOBILE MAPPING APP FOR ICCAS
MapeoIndigenous 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 ICCA Global Registry and World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA). Furthering the continued support to IPLCs and self-declaration, a mobile mapping app is being developed by UNEP-WCMC, Digital Democracy and the Forest Peoples Programme.  The mobile mapping app makes the information-sharing process to the registries and databases as accessible as possible to IPLCs and is aimed at catalyzing the appropriate recognition of ICCAs by the wider world.
 
The app will be built into the existing Mapeo platform, and will be available for testing by the end of 2019. 
For more information, please contact Ms. Heather Bingham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
You may also visit the following websites:
World Database on Protected Areas: https://protectedplanet.net/
Forest Peoples Programme: https://www.forestpeoples.org/
 
The ICCA-GSI is a multi-partnership initiative that is delivered by the UNDP-implemented Small Grants Programme (SGP) and funded by the Government of Germany, through its Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).  Key partners include the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP WCMC), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Global Programme on Protected Areas (IUCN GPAP), the ICCA Consortium and the Secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD).