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Press release - Parties to the CBD must respect and promote customary sustainable use to achieve conservation of biological diversity

Bonn, Germany The findings of two new reports launched today at the Convention on Biological Diversity emphatically demonstrate that global biodiversity will continue to be lost if Protected Areas fail to recognise and respect the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. The research, conducted in the largest mangrove forest in the world, conversely shows that customary use is fully compatible with conservation and sustainability.

Pour conserver la diversité biologique, les parties à la CDB doivent respecter et promouvoir l'utilisation durable et coutumier - Communiqué de presse

Bonn, Allemagne Les résultats de deux nouveaux rapports lancés aujourd'hui à l'occasion de la conférence de la Convention sur la diversité biologique démontrent catégoriquement que la biodiversité mondiale continuera de diminuer si les aires protégées ne reconnaissent pas et ne respectent pas les droits des peuples autochtones et des communautés locales.

Resuscitating the Sundarbans: Customary use of biodiversity & traditional cultural practices in Bangladesh - 10(c) Case Study

This report highlights the connection between biodiversity conservation and forest peoples' livelihoods and customary use. It shows how the current Forest Department-led management continues to threaten the long-term survival of the forest and the people. The traditional resource users call for an urgent shift towards community-based and collaborative management of the Sundarbans to ensure a future both for its biodiversity and its people.