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AIPP CONSTITUTION AND BY LAWS

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(Approved by the delegates of the 6th General Assembly of AIPP on 8th September 2012) PROVISION PREAMBLE We, the indigenous peoples’ organizations and movements in Asia having come together in mutual trust and respect for one another; having shared, discussed and deeply reflected on the history, present situation concerns and aspirations of our people; having affirmed our commitment to assert our right to our homeland and ancestral domain; and having declared our right to self determination to protect, utilize and develop our lands territories and resources in ways appropriate to our traditions, values and culture, do ordain and promulgate this ...

Traditional Knowledge and the Convention on Biological Diversity

Gam A. ShimrayMember, Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity CommitteeAsia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) FoundationChiang Mai, ThailandMember, Naga Peoples’ Movement for Human RightsPaper Presentation at the 3rd Regional Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity Conference, Lijiang, China, June 2007

Forest Biological Diversity and the Convention on Biological Diversity

Sukhendu Debbarma,Ph.D Introduction: Forest Biological Diversity (FBD) is a broad term referring to all the life forms found within forested areas and the ecological roles they perform. As such, forest biological diversity encompasses not just trees but the multitude of plants, animals and micro-organisms that inhabit forest areas and their associated genetic diversity. Forest biodiversity may be the richest of all biodiversity found in terrestrial ecosystems. Tropical, temperate, and boreal forests offer diverse sets of habitats for plants, animals, and micro-organisms, holding the vast majority of the planet’s terrestrial species. At the same time, forests provide livelihoods for hundreds of ...