Community protocols can bring real benefits to communities and combat biodiversity loss
Krystyna Swiderska, IIED blog, 15 March 2012

LONDON, UK: In this post, Krystyna Swiderska argues that community protocols provide communities with a vital way forward for negotiating agreements that are equitable, and for conserving their local biodiversity and traditional knowledge. They set out a community’s rights and responsibilities relating to natural resources, to help communities defend these rights and negotiate with others on an equal footing. They can also establish internal community rules for the equitable sharing of benefits and for sustainable management of natural resources. The author then presents an overview of the inter-community agreement developed by the six communities managing the Potato Park in the Peruvian Andes. Read the post …