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In commemoration of the International Day for Biodiversity, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) featured powerful videos that showcased the perspectives of Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Women, and Indigenous Youth. This annual event, held to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity and the rights of Indigenous Peoples, aimed to underscore the significance of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework—a historical achievement in the Environmental Conventions.  With the theme “From Agreement to Action: Build Back Biodiversity,” this year’s celebration served as a reminder of the urgent need to translate international commitments into concrete action at national and local levels.

AIPP’s celebration of the International Day for Biodiversity centered on mobilizing Indigenous Voices, emphasizing the crucial role of recognizing, respecting, and upholding the collective rights of Indigenous Peoples to their lands, territories, and resources. Without putting the rights and knowledge of Indigenous Peoples at the center of biodiversity actions at national and local levels, the biodiversity crisis cannot be effectively addressed.

Representatives of Indigenous Peoples from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam participated in the celebration. These representatives were associated with regional networks such as the Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples of Asia (IKPA), Network of Indigenous Women in Asia (NIWA), Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights Defenders (IPHRDs) Network, Asia Indigenous Youth Platform (AIYP), and Indigenous Voices in Asia Network (IVAN).

Indigenous Peoples Voices on Biodiversity: Mr. Prasert Trakansuphakon, Thailand

Mr. Prasert also highlights the promising shifts in the Thai government's approach, particularly in supporting...

Watch MoreMay 22, 2024

Indigenous Peoples Voices on Biodiversity: Ms. Kinja Tauli, Philippines

Ms. Kinja Tauli- Philippines

The discussions initiated by PIKP with other organizations have resulted in the formation of a...

Watch MoreMay 23, 2024

Indigenous Peoples Voices on Biodiversity: Ms. Florence Daguitan, Philippines

Ms. Florence Daguitan- Philippines

Florence Daguitan from PIKP dives into the powerful partnership with the Apayao Peoples in the...

Watch MoreMay 23, 2024

Indigenous Peoples Voices on Biodiversity: Mr. Jimmy Khayog, Philippines

Mr. Jimmy Khayog- Philippines

Mr. Jimmy emphasizes their commitment to sustainable agriculture, training, and documenting traditional rice varieties. They...

Watch MoreMay 24, 2024

Indigenous Peoples Voices on Biodiversity: Mrs. Anne Lasimbang, Malaysia

Indigenous Peoples Voices on Biodiversity-Mrs. Anne Lasimbang - Malaysia

The way we are connected to the Earth, the way we practice our farming, and...

Watch MoreMay 27, 2024

Indigenous Peoples Voices on Biodiversity: Mr. Shaq Koyok, Malaysia

Indigenous Peoples Voices on Biodiversity-Mr. Shaq Koyok - Malaysia

“In my community, we believe in the spirit of togetherness and that’s what we learn...

Watch MoreMay 27, 2024

Indigenous Peoples Voices on Biodiversity: Ms. Mane Yun, Cambodia

Indigenous Peoples Voices on Biodiversity-Ms. Mane Yun - Cambodia

“We depend on biodiversity, and biodiversity is connected to our society, our culture, and our...

Watch MoreMay 29, 2024

Indigenous Peoples Voices on Biodiversity: Collective Voice, Cambodia

Indigenous Peoples Voices on Biodiversity- Collective Voices - Cambodia

Biodiversity is vital to Indigenous Peoples, and in Cambodia, they have been at the forefront...

Watch MoreMay 29, 2024