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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

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

 

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On 9 August, an event was held at the UN Headquarters for the annual observance of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous … Continue reading

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12 August: Pacific Climate Change Hui

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Financial Support Deadline 25 August: Fifteenth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) invites Civil Society Organizations to attend the fifteenth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 15). The session will take place at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) in Nairobi, Kenya from 18 to 20 … Continue reading

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Larrakia People Recover Ancestral Lands

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The longest running land claim in Australia has been resolved as of 21 June, 2016. The Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, officially handed over 65,000 hectares of land back to the Larrakia community. The Larrakia People, or … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – Lesbia Janeth Urquía

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We are deeply saddened to learn that another activist and indigenous leader was killed on 6 July. Lesbia Janeth Urquía of Honduras was a … Continue reading

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WIN honors the legacy of indigenous rights activist, Berta Cáceres

The Equator Initiative and its network WIN honor the great legacy of Berta Cáceres’ exemplary activism for the benefit of her people and indigenous peoples and local communities around the world. She is an inspiration to all.

Berta Cáceres was a human rights, indigenous rights, and environmental activist and co-founder … Continue reading

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