Apply for the Indigenous Leaders Conservation Fellowship

Conservation International is accepting applications for the Indigenous Leaders Conservation Fellowship until September 30, 2016. This fellowship aims to create opportunities for indigenous leaders to explore solutions to the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss using the traditional knowledge from indigenous and traditional peoples, together with biodiversity and climate-related … Continue reading

Join the Latin America Indigenous Funders Conference

The International Fund for Indigenous Peoples will hold its Latin America Indigenous Funders Conference from October 25-27 in Lima, Peru. This year’s theme will be Buen Vivir: Supporting the Role of Indigenous Peoples in Bio-cultural Diversity , Human Rights, and Sustainable Economic Models, aiming to bring leaders from the Indigenous, donor and … Continue reading

UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace Writers Competition

The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace is launching its Writers Competition and looking for young people wishing to share thoughts and stories about our land and environment. If you’re interested in environmental sustainability, have an interesting topic to write about land management, desertification or drought, and are between the age of … Continue reading

Vicky Tauli-Corpuz’s Report on Conservation and Indigenous Peoples

On July 29, 2016, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz has submitted a Report on Conservation and Indigenous Peoples to the UN General Assembly, analyzing conservation measures and their impacts on indigenous peoples. In this report, Vicky Tauli-Corpuz concludes by making recommendations on how conservation can be … Continue reading

Community Statement at the World Conservation Congress

A Pathway to Sustainability

During the 2016 World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i, communities of the UNDP Equator Initiative and the WIN Network have taken part in the Community Kauhale ‘Oiwi, a conservation-themed community dialogue during which they issued the following statement, titled “A Pathway to Sustainability”:

“The communities of the … Continue reading

16 October, 2016 – Celebrate World Food Day

Set on October 16 -date of the establishment of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, and to effectively manage the global food system- World Food Day is celebrated each year to commemorate the creation of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized across … Continue reading

“Indigenous Peoples’ & Communities’ Pavilion: Traditional Knowledge for Climate Action” (Pavilion) at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22)

The “Indigenous Peoples’ & Communities’ Pavilion: Traditional Knowledge for Climate Action” hosted a total of 65 events and 12 exhibitions at the UN Climate Conference (COP 22) in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7-18 November 2016. The Pavilion focused on the contribution of indigenous peoples, communities and traditional knowledge, technologies and management practices to … Continue reading