Recognising and supporting indigenous & community conservation: ideas & experiences from the grassroots
Newsletter produced by the Commission on the environment, economy and social policy of IUCN which refers to the protected natural areas managed by indigenous peoples and local communities. This initiative arises from the work carried out by indigenous peoples and local communities, both nomadic and sedentary, regarding the conservation of highly diverse ecosystems, ecological services and cultural values by recognizing customary rights or by any other effective procedure. This document aims to provide ways for recognizing community and indigenous conserved areas at international level in order to help different countries, NGOs and indigenous and local communities share experiences, exchange knowledge and work together as a means of strengthening their initiatives.
IUCN – CEESP Briefing Notes. Recognising and supporting indigenous & community conservation: ideas & experiences from the grassroots [On-line]. CEESP briefing note 9, September 2008. <http://www.iucn.org/about/union/commissions/ceesp/ceesp_publications/bn/> [Consulted: 05 October 2010].