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Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty

The Christensen Fund’s interest in the stewardship and ongoing creation of biocultural diversity inevitably brings us into partnership with the world’s indigenous farmers: the descendents of the original domesticators of food crops, the ones still most active in moving genes between wild and domesticated varieties, and those selecting seeds for all kinds of delicious purposes. […]

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.