Friday, October 31, 2014

Local Communities Rise to the Forefront of Global Conservation Practice


While the global conservation movement has increasingly come to recognize the importance of indigenous and other local communities in terms of delivering conservation on the ground, much more needs to be done in terms of actively contributing to efforts to secure and strengthen local land and resource rights, according to Fred Nelson, Executive Director of Maliasili Initatives. Such rights are the foundation for rural livelihood security and a key part of recognized human rights, but also the building block for local conservation systems.

The upcoming World Parks Congress provides an opportunity to advance dialogue and new collaborations around these issues, and further ground durable conservation practices in local rights, interests, and actions. Read the full article here.

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