Monday, May 25, 2009

Tribal Links Meeting, New York

Kabir Bavikatte attended a meeting at UN headquarters, NY on the 12-13 of May to provide legal expertise to communities attending a meeting focusing on their practical engagement with the cosmetics and fragrance industry. The meeting was co-organized by Tribal Links and the Secretariat of the CBD and co-sponsored by the Natural Resources Stewardship Circle. Over the meeting, the group comprised of indigenous peoples, local communities and industry representatives worked on a set of draft guidelines, intended to operationalize a declaration made by the industry in October.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

SEED Award Winners

Together with our partners, Natural Justice has been selected as SEED Award Winners for our work developing community protocols in the K2C Biosphere Reserve. An announcement will be made at the 17th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development in NY later this month.

The award is an opportunity to receive support from a development consultancy, Adelphi, who will help the partnership to develop our work and to connect us to potential partners and funders.

We thank our partners, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency, the Biosphere Committee, GTZ and UNESCO for their support in the application process.

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