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Forum Synergie

Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

ICCA Consortium (Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas)

Rural topic(s): Local ecological knowledge

City: Essertines-sur-Rolle

Country: Switzerland

Web site: http://www.iccaconsortium.org/

The ICCA Consortium is an international association dedicated to promoting the appropriate recognition of and support to ICCAs (Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Areas and Territories) in the regional, national and global arena. It is comprised of Members (Indigenous People Organisations (IPOs) and Community-based Organisations (CBOs) and civil society organisations working with IPs/LCs).

Today, custodian communities and their ICCAs face unprecedented stresses and threats arising from the socio-ecological changes sweeping the world. Increasingly, however, they are also being recognised as among the best hopes for the conservation of biological and cultural diversity left on the planet… The ICCA Consortium is responding to threats and opportunities by actively upholding ICCAs by promoting:

  • ICCA self-strengthening processes at local level

  • Networking, peer-support and advocacy at international, national and sub-national level

Scale of intervention : Local, National, European, International

Keywords: biodiversity conservation, protected area, traditional knowledge, safeguard of knowledge, Farmers Ecological Knowledge, conservation and management of natural resources, ecosystem friendly methods, natural habitats preservation, landscape preservation, empowerment of rural communities, agricultural policy, land policy, rural policy

Places: , Europe

Actors: network for the exchange of experience, network, platform, forum

Methods: networking, resources mobilization, raising awareness, advocacy, ouvrage, online training