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Supporting Community Conservation

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The aim of the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) is to contribute to the implementation of the CBD’s 2011-­2020 Strategic Plan and Aichi Targets by providing policy advice on effective and appropriate forms of support for community conservation. The project is documenting and reviewing the findings of bottom-­up, participatory assessments in 22 countries (see map below) of the resilience of community conservation initiatives and the support that should be provided to strengthen these initiatives. The results of the assessments are being widely disseminated and fed into the deliberations of the Convention on Biological Diversity and related international policy processes through an active outreach and advocacy campaign. You can view and download all of the CCRI publications to date here. The project will run until April 2019, and numerous CCRI projects have already led to inspiring results, teaching us a great deal about the best ways to design, develop and implement community conservation projects.

Map of Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) sites

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On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples we welcome the IPCC’s recognition of the role that indigenous women, and men, play in forest protection, climate mitigation and biodiversity conservation

On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples we welcome the IPCC’s recognition of the role that indigenous women, and men, play in forest protection, climate mitigation and biodiversity conservation

The need to protect forests and biodiversity in order to mitigate the impacts of the climate emergency is a key conclusion in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on land and climate change. It spells out just how vital healthy and functioning ecosystems are to mitigating global temperature rises. It also cautions about the dangerous impacts of false and expensive solutions like bioenergy and large-scale afforestation, and it highlights the importance of reducing meat consumption and …

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