Recognizing and supporting conservation by indigenous peoples and local communities: An analysis of international law, national legislation, judgements, and institutions as they interrelate with territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities
Harry Jonas, Ashish Kothari and Holly Shrumm
Natural Justice and Kalpavriksh, September 2012

Launched during CBD COP 11, this report considers various legal, administrative, social and other ways of recognizing and supporting indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ conserved areas (ICCAs). Recommendations address: legal reform at the national level; development of legislation in conformity with human rights standards; preconditions for appropriately respecting and supporting ICCAs; and non-legal recognition and support. Download the report [pdf] …