Declaration of Belem+30
XVI Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology2018
New Declaration of Belém 30 years after the publication of the “Carta de Belém” in 1988 prepared during the I International Congress of Ethnobiology organized by the Emilio Goeldi Museum. The Declaration of Belém + 30, ratified by the Peoples’ Forum and read in public at the closing ceremony of Belém + 30 on August 10, 2018, in Portuguese and in Tucano, the language of the inhabitants of the Amazon main channel. In the document, traditional peoples and communities defend respect for their territories, freedom of management and self-determination of their ways of life. Advocate also the need for free, prior and informed consultation for projects and / or actions that may affect their territories and lifestyles; benefit sharing from research and / or use of sociodiversity; the implementation of differentiated educational programs adapted to local conditions; targeting science and technology resources to traditional peoples initiatives; ensuring effective punishment for environmental crimes and human rights violations; beyond the recognition of knowledge, cultures and innovations of different peoples.
XVI Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology, XII Congress of the Brazilian Society of Ethnobiology and I World Fair of Sociobiodiversity. Declaration of Belém + 30, 10 August 2018