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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-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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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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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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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…
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Community-Based Monitoring and Information Systems in the Philippines 

Resource inventory in Ibaloy ancestral land claims  Residents of Sitio Muyot, Barangay Happy Hollow in Baguio City, conducted a resource inventory within the forested areas of their Ibaloy ancestral land claims last December 2023 and continued in March 2024, with the support of the Philippine…