Monthly Archives: December 2010

Biocultural diversity conserved by indigenous peoples: examples and analysis

Indigenous conservation territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities– ICCAs for short– are the subject of this Briefing sponsored by IIED, IUCN CEESP and other organizations.
ICCAs are defined as “natural and/or modified ecosystems, containing significant biodiversity values, ecological benefits and cultural values, voluntarily conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities, both sedentary […]

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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Article 1
Indigenous peoples have the right to the full enjoyment, as a collective or as individuals, of all human rights and fundamental freedoms as recognized in the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights4 and international human rights law.