9 November 2021
Policymakers can no longer ignore the vast body Peoples and local communities (IPLCs) in of evidence showing that the traditional knowledge and rights of Indigenous the conservation and Peoples and local communities are critical for addressing the crisis of sustainable use of biodiversity. [...] and sea through protected areas — must be revised to ensure IPLC rights and The traditional knowledge (TK) and ways of life of Policies for wildlife management and ecological self-governed conservation areas are Indigenous Peoples and local communities restoration based on the assumption that human fully recognised and (IPLCs) are critical in sustaining biological and use of nature is inherently d. [...] Himalayan peoples live in The Kaya elders’ worldview and understanding of harmony with nature wellbeing is founded on the Mudzini concept, which emphasises the harmonious relationship In India, the Lepcha and Limbu are the largest between humans and nature. [...] It recognises sacred Indigenous groups in Lingsey and Lingseykha elements and symbols representing spirits, wild communities bordering Sikkim and Neora Valley plants, humans, and domesticated plants and National Park, in the Himalayan global animals, and their interactions within the biodiversity hotspot. [...] www.cbd.int/conferences/post2020/wg2020-03/documents / 9 “By 2020, the traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and their customary use of Global Challenges Research biological resources, are respected, subject to national legislation and relevant international obligations, and fully inte.