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The Ibaloy Heritage Garden: A Lifeline for Indigenous Culture and Values in Baguio City 

By Jacqueline Cariño, Partners for Indigenous Knowledge Philippines (PIKP)  At the heart of Baguio City is a remaining not-so-green space located between the Baguio Orchidarium and the Children’s Park. You enter through a side street beside the Rose Garden where the bicycles-for-hire are found, until…
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‘Remarkable’ progress made towards incorporating traditional knowledge into the Biodiversity Plan

This article was originally published on the UNEP-WCMC website.   Countries must respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities to achieve the world’s major international commitment on biodiversity, the Biodiversity Plan. This includes acknowledging Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ rights to nature and their…
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Indigenous Peoples in Kenya Celebrating World Environment Day and Biodiversity Day

World Environment Day   Indigenous Peoples of Naramam West Pokot commemorated World Environment Day with great enthusiasm. The area which is characterized by deep gullies, exhibited an immense dedication to repairing their deteriorated land. Men, women, youths, and elderly all actively participated in this effort, coming…
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Community Video: Lagundi Syrup Preparation

Type: Video Region: Asia Country: Philippines, Theme: Traditional and local knowledge Partner: Partners for Indigenous Knowledge Philippines (PIKP)Lagundi, locally known as dangla, has been traditionally used as herbal medicine to relieve cough symptoms by Indigenous peoples in the Cordillera region of the Philippines. It is also used as a therapeutic…
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Community-led mapping and resource inventory in Happy Hallow, Baguio

Ibaloy landowners have completed their participatory community mapping and resource inventory of their ancestral lands in Muyot, Happy Hallow, Baguio City. The maps show the current land use, forests, agricultural lands, residential lots, significant cultural sites, ancestral land claims, water sources and target conservation areas.…
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Now is the time for conservationists to stand up for social justice

This article was originally published in PLOS Biology by © 2024 E. J. Milner-Gulland.  Existing power imbalances and injustices could be exacerbated by large flows of international funding for nature recovery. Conservationists are still grappling with what social justice means in practice; a major shift…
2nd National Roundtable Dialogue on Indigenous Peoples and Biodiversity
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Progress on the development of an Indigenous Peoples’ Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (IPBSAP)

Since August 2023, PIKP has been collaborating with partners for capacity building on indigenous peoples’ contributions to biodiversity, the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (KMGBF), the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP), and other policies that are relevant to indigenous peoples’ rights and contributions in…
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Maechantai Coffee Fest: The Great Combination of Nature, Culture, and Coffee

This article was originally published by IMPECT. The Mae Chan Tai Coffee Festival took place for the first time on April 15-16, alongside the annual traditional event of the Akha Indigenous group, known as "Khmqxeevq Khmqmir Aqpoeq lawr-e”, often referred to as the "Red Egg…
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E-Sak Ka Ou Declaration Now Available in 12 Languages

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) organized a regional conference on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Biodiversity, and Climate Change from November 5-8, 2023, in Krabi, Thailand. This conference marked the first regional activity under AIPP’s ongoing Transformative Pathways Project.  A key outcome of the conference was…
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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…