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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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Photo essay: Respect rights over land and forest resources, and community conservation can cool the planet!

Photo essay: Respect rights over land and forest resources, and community conservation can cool the planet!

By Global Forest Coalition As world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland, to discuss how to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we present this photo essay showcasing the conservation efforts and struggles of forest and pastoralist communities in three biologically and culturally diverse regions in India. These are the Gond tribe in the Tadoba Andhari National Park and Tiger Reserve in central India, the Rabhas in the north-eastern forests of Buxa-Chilpata, and the pastoralist communities of the Banni Grasslands, …

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