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Promoting Community Conservation Resilience

As of: March 2019

Objective and activities

The aim of the project 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 will document and review the findings of bottom-up, participatory assessments in at least 20 countries of the resilience of community conservation initiatives and the support that should be provided to strengthen these initiatives. The results of the assessment will be widely disseminated and fed into the deliberations of the CBD and related international policy processes through an active outreach and advocacy campaign. The expected outcome is significantly increased and more appropriate legal, political, financial and other forms of support for community conservation initiatives that reflect the recommendations of communities themselves.

State of implementation/results

  • 68 community conservation resilience assessments (CCRIs) were completed in 22 countries.
  • Four regional events about knowledge transfer concerning community based conservation were held in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.
  • Twelve national capacity workshops with more than 700 community members were conducted.
  • The results of the CCRI have been incorporated in policy recommendations to the Subsidiary Board on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSSTA-22) and to the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-2) at the CBD-COP 2018.
  • -- June 2018: Launch of the „Global Report of the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI)“…
  • Articles published in CBD-Newsletter „ECO“… (SBSTTA-22) and… (SBI-2).
  • articles and interviews with Al Jazeera, The Guardian, online photo essays and social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Project data

Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Iran, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Nepal, Panama, Paraguay, Russian Federation, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tanzania, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda

Implementing organisation:
Global Forest Coalition - Paraguay

Partner institution(s):
  • Convention on Biological Diversity Alliance (CBD Alliance), Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC), International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests (IAITPTF), Natural Justice

BMU grant:
€ 2,158,960.08

03/2015 till 04/2019


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