Environment Programme

The overall objective of Environment programme is “The collective rights to land, territories and resources of the indigenous peoples in Asia as well as the indigenous knowledge on sustainable natural resource management systems, food sovereignty and livelihoods are protected, respected and recognized at local, national, regional and international levels.”

Report of Tech and Legal Experts on TK associated with GR in the context of IR on ABS

For the purposes of the discussion, traditional knowledge (TK) is interpreted within the context of Article 8(j) and Article 15, as knowledge, innovations and practices associated with genetic resources. Furthermore the traditional knowledge in question is that which is held by indigenous and local communities. Some experts emphasized that there are many types of traditional knowledge. Full Report

IUCN Resolutions on IPCCA

Supporting Indigenous Conservation Territories and other Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Areas

The Anchorage Declaration

Indigenous representatives from the Arctic, North America,Asia, Pacific, Latin America, Africa, Caribbean and Russia met in Anchorage, Alaska for the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change.

Problems and Issues of Garo and Koch Community in so-called Eco-Park Project of B’desh

-Sadia Drong   This case study is based on Bangladesh, mainly involving the Garo and Koch indigenous community. The Government with the help of the donors came up with a plan to destroy the forest diversity of these indigenous peoples area by the name of social forestry and so-called eco-park project which is destructive to their lifestyle. The indigenous peoples were oppressed, harassed, humiliated ever since forest department has been trying to take over their ancestral lands.  

Fourth Regional Workshop of the CMLN

Co-management of Protected Areas with Indigenous Peoples in South-East Asia  —  Chiang Mai, Thailand, 7-11 July 2008 —