Journeys to more equitable and effective conservation: the central role of Indigenous peoples and local communities

Dawson, Neil, Bhardwaj, Aditi, Coolsaet, Brendan, Scherl, Lea M., Massarella, Kate, Ndoinyo, Yannick, Oliva, Malena, Suich, Helen and Worsdell, Thomas (2023) Journeys to more equitable and effective conservation: the central role of Indigenous peoples and local communities. Policy Matters (23). IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)


Principles for equitable governance and respect for rights are integral to the ambitious global biodiversity targets for 2030. Adhering to these principles requires a widespread shift in mainstream conservation practice – one that is both morally imperative and holds the greatest potential to address biodiversity loss. But there is limited understanding about how to reorient site-level practices, and address the barriers, which impede a transformation in the role of Indigenous peoples and local communities. This edition of Policy Matters addresses that knowledge gap by providing detailed case study examples in which journeys are underway towards more equitable and effective conservation. This issue brings together diverse cases – in Thailand, India, the Federated States of Micronesia, Madagascar, Kenya, Mexico and Indonesia – and acts as a call to situate Indigenous peoples and local communities, their knowledge and practices, at the centre of shift towards more just and effective conservation.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Reproduction of this publication for educational or other non-commercial uses is authorised without prior written permission from the copyright holder(s) provided the source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of this publication for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written permission of the copyright holder(s).
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Area Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Global Environmental Justice
Related URLs:
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2023 12:31
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2023 12:31

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item