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Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, and their critical role in protected and conserved areas

Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, and their critical role in protected and conserved areas “2nd Asia Parks Congress: Parks for Nature and People” Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 26 May 2022 Gam A. Shimray Thank you, moderator, Distinguished delegates and Indigenous brothers and sisters. This is the first time that Indigenous Peoples and local communities from …

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UNPFII20: Agenda 4 – Statement for the 20th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on Rights-Based Conservation

Agenda Item 4: Implementation of the six mandated areas of the Permanent Forum UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 20th Session April 19-30, 2021 Statement on behalf of the Asia Indigenous People’s Caucus We urge the UNPFII to further advance and accelerate the mobilization of support for strengthening and institutionalization of the rights-based approach to …

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Nepal: Position Paper on Indigenous Women’s Land Rights

We, the indigenous women of Nepal have come up with this position paper on indigenous women’s land rights in order to develop common understanding on our collective and individual land rights and to make our positions on indigenous women’s land rights clear to the state and the government (federal, province and local), private companies, non-governmental …

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Indigenous Peoples’ effective engagement in REDD+ processes in Philippines and Cambodia

Several governments in Asia are in the process of implementing REDD+ (Reducing Emissions through Deforestation and forest Degradation) preparatory stage. This is part of the International Agreement to reduce carbon emission under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). With the serious implications of REDD+ to millions of indigenous peoples in Asia, indigenous communities …

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Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change Adaptation in Asia

It is estimated that there are 350-400 million indigenous peoples in the world; two-thirds of them live in Asia. However, it is difficult to give an accurate total number of the population of indigenous peoples because many are not recognized and reflected in national censuses in Asia. Indigenous peoples are some of the most impoverished, …

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Research on the Roles and Contributions of Indigenous Women in Sustainable Forest Management in Mekong Countries

International standards including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and recent climate change agreements recognize the important role of indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge, systems and practices in the sustainable management of natural resources and biodiversity conservation. Yet, indigenous women’s role and contribution to sustainable forest management …

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Indigenous Knowledge

Indigenous Knowledge is the knowledge held collectively by an indigenous community. It is both founded upon generations of experience and wisdom and enriched by more recent experiences, thus giving rise to ingenious innovations. Except for knowledge that are sacred and held by some individuals (e.g. by the Shamans) as custodians of those knowledge, all knowledge …

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