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Supporting Community Conservation

Indigenous communities urge governments to support their biodiversity conservation initiatives

12 Feb, 2018

Indigenous communities’ own conservation practices are vital to biodiversity conservation, said two new reports [1] launched by communities in Kenya [2] and Ghana [3]. These are part of a series of reports from 12 countries by the Global Forest Coalition’s [4] Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) [5], which strives to influence policy-makers about indigenous/local communities’ role in protecting biodiversity, showing the threats they face, and pushing for greater policy support for their efforts. In Kenya, the Maasai peoples and the …

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Fostering Community Conservation Conference Report

15 Nov, 2015

The Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) aims to provide community-determined, bottom-up policy advice on effective and appropriate forms of support for community-driven conservation and restoration initiatives, including indigenous peoples’ and…

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