Biocultural Heritage

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Links and resources

IIED Sustaining Local Food Systems, Biodiversity and Livelihoods programme. This site provides information on biocultural heritage and rights in Peru, India, Indonesia and Iran.

Indigenous Peoples' Climate Change Assessment (IPCCA). Provides information on how the IPCCA's local assessments are using biocultural heritage to shape their concepts and methodologies.

ICCA Consortium: This site seeks to promote recognition and appropriate support for Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas, providing studies, policy reviews, examples and a worldwide database.

Asociacion ANDES (Peru). Provides information on the Potato Park, an Indigenous Biocultural Heritage Territory, and related work of Asociacion ANDES (Peru).

Terralingua Biocultural Diversity Portal. This site provides case studies of bio-cultural diversity conservation, and tools for assessing trends in traditional knowledge, linguistic diversity and bio-cultural diversity.

COMPAS Network for Endogenous Development. COMPAS promotes bio-cultural diversity through endogenous development that revitalises local knowledge and culture. This site provides insights from its partner field projects.

Global Diversity Foundation. Provides case studies on biocultural diversity conservation, and information on relevant courses and policies and a bibliography.

Natural Justice. Provides information on projects and publications on community bio-cultural protocols and access- and benefit-sharing and related capacity building events. See also Natural Justice’s blog for biocultural heritage related news and publications, focusing on legal empowerment and BCPs

International Society of Ethnobiology. Provides the ISE Code of Ethics for research with indigenous communities, and a related Tool Kit, and publications on ethnobiology and biocultural diversity.

United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies. Traditional Knowledge Initiative. Provides research and events on traditional knowledge, climate change and biodiversity, including case studies on the role of indigenous communities in climate change adaptation.