Protecting and encouraging customary use of biological resources: The Upper Caura, Venezuela - 10(c) Case Study

Article 10(c) of the CBD requires States to protect and encourage customary use of biological resources. This study of and by the indigenous Ye'kwana and Sanema peoples of the Upper Caura, Venezuela, demonstrates that their traditional practices are clearly ‘compatible with conservation and sustainable use’. Encouragingly, the legal framework for State compliance already exists and merely needs to be put into practice.

A guide to indigenous women's rights under the international convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women - 1st Edition

Indigenous women have long been subject to multiple forms of discrimination. One form of recourse is The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women – one of the six core international human rights instruments. A recent complaints procedure permits indigenous women, in certain countries, to complain about violations of their rights. This guide demonstrates how to gain redress.

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Protected areas: protected against whom?

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This collection of articles, drawn from the electronic bulletins of Oilwatch (Resistance) and the World Rainforest Movement's bulletin, were produced for dissemination at the 7th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Malaysia, 2004. The articles provide an international overview of issues surrounding national parks and protected areas.

ISBN 9974778247    198 pages     Paperback