Advancing rights and forging solidarity among the indigenous peoples and local communities that voluntarily conserve their bio-cultural patrimonies in Nepal
Nepal possesses a wide range of examples of territories, natural resources and biodiversity conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities in a voluntary way through their own customary laws and practices.
These – referred to in short as ICCAs– exist … Read more
Water and Heritage – helping a Tagbanwa community to secure their basic needs on Coron Island, Philippines
Coron Island, a magnificent karst limestone island in the Palawan region of Philippines, is the ancestral domain of the Tagbanwa People of Cabugao and Banwang Daan.
In 2001, the Tagbanwa secured a Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT) covering the … Read more
Establishing and strengthening environmental groups in Tierradentro (Colombia)
Tierradentro is a remote valley of the central Andean chain, in Colombia. Inhabited by both indigenous and mestizo peasants, the landscape bears the sign of the shift from the original Nasa indigenous culture to a hybrid culture devoted to mountain … Read more
Sustaining nature, traditional knowledge and sound agriculture in Siberut Island, Indonesia
Siberut Island is the largest island of the Mentawai Archipelago, West Sumatra, Indonesia. As a UNESCO biosphere reserve, it features a wealth of endemic species of flora and fauna.
In the past, traditional knowledge and practices allowed the Siberut People … Read more