This page could be used to share relevant new articles and materials on IPLC’s contributions to biodiversity, but also news updates about CBD process (e.g. post-2020 framework) or events/meetings.

Local Biodiversity Outlooks: Call for case studies from indigenous peoples and local community organisations

Local Biodiversity Outlooks are an opportunity for all organisations and networks of indigenous peoples’ and local communities working on biodiversity issues to showcase their work. Who should contribute? This is a general invitation for sharing and contributing to the second edition of the Local Biodiversity Outlooks (LBO-2) and to LBO Online. Submissions are welcome from all indigenous peoples … Read more

Indigenous & local collective action key to addressing biodiversity crisis – Local Biodiversity Outlooks online goes live today

From the Arctic North, to the Pacific Island South, to the Tropical Forests of Latin America, Local Biodiversity Outlooks online highlights how indigenous peoples and local communities are rising to the challenge to counter the effects of some of the most pressing threats to our planet. The outlooks, provided by indigenous peoples and local communities, … Read more

Opening remarks from CBD Executive Secretary, Cristiana Pașca Palmer, highlight the crucial connection of nature and culture

“Nature is not something apart from ourselves. We are a part of nature. As a unique species we have the ability to imagine the future and then create it: the hard part comes when we have to execute our vision.” Opening remarks at the Pre-COP 14 Meeting from Cristiana Pașca Palmer, CBD Executive Secretary.   … Read more

Nature study outlines global importance of Indigenous lands in conservation

A study in the prominent journal, Nature Sustainability, said recently ‘understanding the scale, location and nature conservation values of the lands over which Indigenous Peoples exercise traditional rights is central to implementation of several global conservation and climate agreements.’ ‘Results add to growing evidence that recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ rights to land, benefit sharing and institutions … Read more