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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 governance.  

The indigenous advocates from Pasco identified as challenges the lack of legal security of their territories, the limited financial resources allocated to conservation and the presence of activities such as illegal mining. For their part, the Ayacucho delegation highlighted the need to promote associativity and community participation in environmental management, to confront the burning of pastures and the presence of mining concessions without prior consultation, and proposed the recovery of native seeds in danger of extinction.  

The update of the National Biodiversity Strategy is framed within the objectives of the National Environmental Policy 2030 and the goals of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework adopted at COP 15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The updated strategy will be presented at the next CBD COP 16 to be held from 21 October to 1 November 2024 in Colombia.