Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Presenting the Opitsaht Declaration

In May, 2010, the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and the Global Diversity Foundation co-hosted a workshop on Community Conservation in Practise (see our May 11 post for more information). After two months of discussions with the workshop participants, the Opitsaht Declaration has been finalized and can be read here. The Declaration addresses founding principles, concerns, and recommendations concerning indigenous and community conserved areas, sacred natural sites, and bio-cultural landscapes. Other declarations and statements from indigenous communities about issues related to biodiversity, climate change, and sacred sites can be found on Natural Justice's website.

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