Indigenous peoples

Sustainable marine and coastal resource management in the Asia-Pacific in the context of international conservation targets

With increasing pressures on marine and coastal environments, there is an urgent need to share new and creative, as well as traditional and lesser known approaches to managing marine biodiversity and resources in a time of change. Communities in the Asia-Pacific region have long played a critical role in sustainable resource use and stewardship of the coastal and marine environment, and their knowledge and management approaches directly contribute to the IUCN 2012 Congress theme of “Nature+”.

Transforming Agriculture, Transforming Conservation: New partnerships for global environmental resilience and food sovereignty

Integrating conservation with agriculture and food security has now become central to sustainable development at all scales, from local community to global, and is at the heart of the challenges in greening the economy and sustaining ecosystems. If we are to enhance nature’s resilience and sustain biocultural diversity we must engage with agriculture. This workshop will gather leaders from conservation organizations, research institutions, global programs and farmer/food movements working at landscape-scale to establish common conceptual frameworks and imagine practical collaborations. It will feature exemplary case studies that illuminate successes while exploring the kinds of mechanisms and institutional partnerships needed. A facilitated discussion will explore local experience as well as the general lessons learned, particularly in regard to how IUCN members can partner with other crucial actors to integrate agriculture and ecology.

Governance of Protected Areas

Since the beginning of the millennium, the IUCN and CBD have taken the lead on discussing governance for protected areas (PAs). Governance is about authority, responsibility and accountability, both according to legal rules and to the norms and customs lived by societies. As a social phenomenon, governance is regulated by laws but also by history, culture, values. For PA systems and individual PA sites, governance is about “who makes decisions, how those decisions are influenced and developed, and how are they implemented, respected, enforced, monitored and improved through time”.

Connectivity Conservation, Law and Beyond: for an environmentally and socially resilient planet

Workshop Objectives
To promote the role that collaborative connectivity conservation plays in enhancing biodiversity conservation and by providing nature-based solutions to climate change and in increasing the health and resilience of communities by:
1) Inspiring environmental and social connectivity conservation through the demonstration of global exemplars, including new IUCN and partner connectivity conservation initiatives.

Well trained Rangers are critical to healthy ecosystems and healthy communities

Park rangers, guards, guides, wardens – these are the people with feet-on-the-ground, who work with communities near protected areas and are those in the park area who monitor the daily health of the area, and whose everyday work is dedicated to conserving and increasing biodiversity in their protected area.

The VITEK Indicator: A New Method for Measuring the Retention or Change of Traditional Knowledge

Target 18 of the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 requires that, by 2020, "the traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities [...] are respected, subject to national legislation and relevant international obligations, and fully integrated and reflected in the implementation of the Convention". To achieve this goal, it is crucial to have reliable means to gauge what is happening with traditional environmental knowledge (TEK) around the world.

Supporting Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in World Heritage Site Management through Rights Based Approaches

World Heritage sites are established under the World Heritage Convention; they are key places for the conservation of cultural and natural values of the world. IUCN is the official Advisory Body to the World Heritage Committee on natural and mixed World Heritage sites, and as such evaluates new site nominations and monitors the state of conservation of inscribed sites. As many of these sites overlap with traditional lands, the involvement of indigenous peoples and local communities in the establishment and management of World Heritage sites is paramount.

How to make and use a national trust system in protected areas

1. Learning objectives

All participants will walk away with skills and knowledge relating to the social capital (including trust, networking, cooperation, good governance and operating capacity thereof) from our session.

We want our participants to say they are going to know how to trust, how to make network, how to cooperate, how to make governance and how to build up their capacity operate such social capital for the purpose of effective enlargement and sustainable management of their protected areas.

Best Practices and Lessons Learned of the UNEP/GEF Siberian Crane Wetlands Project in I. R. Iran

I think there are many and many common problems btween the nature conservation projects throughout of the world that it will be very good if people to take note to a range of practical experinces and learned lessons (from the same completed projects) before development of new projects and even during impementation of current projects. This would be one of the easiest way which help to prevent and reduce of many potential mistakes practical problems. A persian proverb says: It´s needed (better) two times for living; one time to get experince and one time to live (use those expriences!).

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