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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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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…
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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…
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Introducing a New Resource for Community-Based Biodiversity Monitoring

Originally published on   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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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…
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Planting trees for the restoration of headwater and streams in a Pgakenyaw community

Thailand is located in the tropical rain forest. So, in the past, there were forest resources and highly abundant biological diversity. Then, the Thai government started to think about selling wood to generate income for country development.  The Department of Forestry was set up on…