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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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30.04.24

Community Video: Monitoring Paiche Fish Repopulation in Puerto Juan, Morona

Dashed lineThe community of Puerto Juan (Shinguito) in the Morona River basin mobilized a group of 12 people, with high participation from women, to manage the project component of Paiche fish repopulation. The group conducted a Paiche census in their oxbow lake using the plot…
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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…
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03.04.24

Introduction to community-based environmental monitoring: practical guidance for monitoring of natural resources by Indigenous Peoples and local communities.

This guide is for the local organisations working with communities (e.g. community-based organisations and local non-governmental organisations), which are facilitating Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPs and LCs) to design and implement environmental and biodiversity monitoring activities on their lands. The guide includes approaches and…
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03.04.24

Indigenous-Led Reforestation Efforts in Peru’s Andes and Amazon Regions

In February 2024, members of the indigenous Quechua communities of Cayara and Hualla in Ayacucho, in alliance with the municipalities of these districts and the Regional Department of Agriculture of Ayacucho, carried out an important reforestation work during the rainy season in the Andes. In…
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03.04.24

Indigenous Conservation Advocates from Ayacucho and Pasco Input into Peru’s Updated Biodiversity Strategy 2050

In February 2024, 14 indigenous conservation advocates from the regions of Ayacucho and Pasco in Peru participated in the updating of the National Biodiversity Strategy 2050, contributing with their knowledge and experience to strengthen indigenous peoples’ initiatives in the protection of biological diversity and territorial…
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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…
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02.04.24

Community Video: Release of Aquatic Turtles in the Kankiam Basin, Morona, territory of Wampis Nation

In 2023, during the first phase of the aquatic turtle repopulation component of the Pathways project, four communities of the Kankaim (Morona) river basin have released a total of 3291 hatchlings of two species - Taricaya and Charapa - into the Kankaim oxbow lakes. Watch…
Sunset over Wampis village of Soledad, Peru. Credit Vicki Brown, FPP
Community-led conservationCountryLand and resource rightsPeruRegionReportSustainable livelihoodsThe AmericasTraditional and local knowledgeType
13.12.23

Executive Summary: Baseline study of the legal framework of land rights and ancestral knowledge of indigenous peoples and local communities in Peru

This study examines the recognition of the land rights and ancestral knowledge of indigenous peoples and local communities in Peru. It systematically analyses the relevant national and sub-national legal framework, judicial and administrative decisions, relevant public policies and interviews with representatives of indigenous peoples’ organisations.…