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“Indigenous Peoples have been custodians of our lands, territories and waters for millennia and have deep interaction with the ecosystems where we live. Evidence shows our lands are among the most biodiverse on the planet,” Lakpa Nuri Sherpa, speaking at COP15 in Montreal, December 2022.

Published in the second year of the Transformative Pathways  project – which aims to increase recognition and support of indigenous peoples in conservation – the project website collects blogs, reports, videos and photo-stories from indigenous and allied organisations across the globe. This content highlights their work to protect biodiversity; from implementing community-monitoring systems on the ground to influencing global policy at international conferences.

The website has two main goals, and two main audiences. One of these is local, national and global policymakers, who will be able to use the site to access direct testimonies and research on indigenous peoples’ contributions to biodiversity, organised by theme, country and region. By highlighting the vital role indigenous peoples play for the success of the Global Biodiversity Framework, the project hopes to encourage policymakers to create space for indigenous peoples to actively participate in biodiversity processes and monitoring frameworks.

The other aim of the website is to facilitate peer to peer learning among the Transformative Pathways partner organisations, which are from four countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Translated into the project languages of English, Ilocano, Spanish, Swahili and Thai, the website is a place for partners to share experiences, successes and learnings throughout the six-year project.

Through the new website, users will be able to explore the activities of the Transformative Pathways through the specific regions and countries, or by the key themes:

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Please note: The Transformative Pathways website is produced in close collaboration with Local Biodiversity Outlooks.

Funding for The Transformative Pathways project is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) through the International Climate Initiative (Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative; IKI).