Indigenous peoples and local communities around the world protect and care for their collective territories, lands and waters as a matter of survival, health and wellbeing. These territories and areas are cradles of biological and cultural diversity and crucial for all life on Earth. On 22 May 2019, in conjunction with the International Day for Biological Diversity, the ICCA Consortium launched an exciting new film that showcases diverse territories of life and local-to-global efforts to secure the recognition and support they deserve. The film takes you on a sweeping journey to the Shahsevan Tribal Confederacy’s semi-arid territory in Iran, community conserved areas in the highlands of Ethiopia and mangroves of Senegal, the boreal marshmire and forest of the Selkie community in Finland and the Wampis Nation’s self-declared territory in the Amazon rainforest. Through powerful stories and voices, the film illustrates how indigenous peoples and local communities are sustaining and strengthening their territories of life against all odds, through collective and culturally rooted governance and management systems.

ICCAs and ICCA Consortium – Conserving territories of life

Author: ICCA Consortium

Year: 2019

Media Type: Video