About Us

About Us

Natural Justice’s vision is the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity through the self-determination of Indigenous peoples and local communities.

Our mission is to facilitate the full and effective participation of Indigenous peoples and local communities in the development and implementation of laws and policies that relate to the conservation and customary uses of biodiversity and the protection of associated cultural heritage.

Towards these aims, we have a diverse team comprised of staff, associates, international advisors, partners and membership organizations, and interns and volunteers. As a non-profit organization registered in South Africa, we are committed to transparency and accountability in all aspects of our work. Please visit our Team and Governance pages for more information.

In 2012, the SEED Initiative and the International Institute for Sustainable Development published a collection of case studies on previous SEED winners. As 2009 recipients, Natural Justice is featured from pages 33-39.

 

Publications

IUCN-CEESP Policy Matters, Issue 17
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African Bio-cultural Community Protocol Initiative Inception Meeting: Working towards the Legal Recognition of Bio-cultural Community Protocols within National Policies (Natural Justice, 2011)
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Towards a People’s History of the Law: Biocultural Jurisprudence and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (Bavikatte and Robinson, 2011)
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Biocultural Community Protocols: A Toolkit for Community Facilitators (Natural Justice, 2012)
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Biocultural Community Protocols: Articulating Stewardship, Asserting Rights, Affirming Responsibilities
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Biodiversity and Culture: Exploring community protocols, rights and consent (IIED Participatory Learning and Action 65, 2012)
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Videos

Biocultural Community Protocols: Articulating and Asserting Stewardship (Moving Images & Natural Justice, 2012)
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Recognising Customary Rights (LPP, LPPS and Moving Images, 2009)
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Maldhari Biocultural Community Protocol Photo Story (Sahjeevan & Natural Justice, 2012)
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Latest Publication


Biocultural Community Protocols: A Toolkit for Community Facilitators
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Key Links
Community Protocols
Photos


Images from our work in Africa, Asia, and the Americas
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