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20.05.24

Experts work on assessing status of traditional knowledge indicators for the Global Biodiversity Framework

As part of the Transformative Pathways project, FPP and UNEP-WCMC, together with the Secretariat to the Convention on Biological Diversity, convened an Expert Workshop on Traditional Knowledge Indicators in Cambridge, UK, in March 2024.  The event brought together Indigenous experts on indicators, members of the…
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07.05.24

Introducing a New Resource for Community-Based Biodiversity Monitoring

Originally published on ICCS.org.uk   In the face of escalating biodiversity loss and the urgent need for sustainable conservation practices, the role of Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPs & LCs) has never been more critical. To ensure that their actions are recognised and supported…
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11.04.24

Project Update April 2024

This Project Update, published in April 2024, brings together updates from the Transformative Pathways partners on their key activities and work undertaken since the start of the project in 2022.   Capacity building sessions on biodiversity monitoring have been a key part of the first phase…
Learning new skills on planting and restoration to achieve food security. Photo credits: IIN
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02.04.24

Food sovereignty in Maasai, Samburu and Pokot communities in relation to their traditional knowledge

The Maasai, Samburu and Pokot are semi nomadic pastoralist communities in Kenya who migrate within semi- arid lowlands to obtain water and pasture for their livestock. Their lifestyle centres around their cattle which constitute their primary source of food, and for them wealth is measured…
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02.04.24

Second Transformative Pathways In-Person Meeting 

In February 2024, twelve project partners of the Transformative Pathways consortium gathered for the second in-person planning and review meeting at Laboot, Chepkitale in Kenya. The meeting hosted nearly 80 participants, including representatives of all organisations, and local community members of the Ogiek of Mt…
A new dawn Mt.Elgon forest. Photo by Dickence, CIPDP
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07.03.24

Report on baseline study of the existing policy frameworks for IPLCs on recognition of land rights and indigenous and local knowledge in the context of biodiversity conservation in Kenya

The baseline study of the current policy framework for IPLCs on recognition of land rights and indigenous and local knowledge in the context of biodiversity conservation in Kenya is a project of the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP). The objectives of the consultancy assignment were to…
Local artists perform “moomi olee kerkeey kooreenyoo”, a song about the splendor
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04.12.23

Conservation through application of traditional practices and indigenous knowledge

Indigenous communities are perhaps the only groups of people in Africa who still maintain their traditional values and culture. Often, their way of life is dictated by their environment and available natural resources, and to live in harmony with nature, they have to develop ways…
Demonstration on quadrat method of data collection
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04.12.23

Community Based Biodiversity monitoring

ICCS training on biodiversity monitoring methods The Interdisciplinary Centre For Conservation Science (ICCS) is a research group based in the Department of Biology, University of Oxford. Through research and collaboration across the world, the ICCS and its fellows work at the interface of social and…
EN: Yanesha woman spinning. Central forest. Photo: Bruno Takahashi/ CHIRAPAQ. ES (original): Mujer Yanesha hilando. Selva Central. Foto: Bruno Takahashi/ CHIRAPAQ.
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09.08.23

Showcase on Indigenous contributions to biodiversity conservation: Transformative Pathways website launches

The Transformative Pathways website, launched on the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, is a platform to evidence Indigenous Peoples' and Local Communities’ work safeguarding biodiversity across the globe. The website is a repository of information  to ensure that Indigenous voices are heard in global biodiversity policy.…