Acronyms

Acronyms

ABN African Biodiversity Network
ABS Access (to genetic resources) and benefit sharing
AGM Annual general meeting
BCP Biocultural community protocol
CBO Community-based organization
COP Conference of Parties
FAO Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
FIELD Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development
FPIC Free, prior and informed consent
FRLHT Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions
GIZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
IBIN Indigenous Peoples Biodiversity Information Network
ICCA Indigenous and local community conserved area
IDLO International Development and Law Organization
IIFB International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity
IIED International Institute for Environment and Development
IISD International Institute for Sustainable Development
ILO International Labour Organization
IP Intellectual property
IPACC Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee
IPRs Intellectual property rights
ITPGRFA International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature
K2C Kruger to Canyons UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
MAT Mutually agreed terms
MoU Memorandum of Understanding
NGO Non-governmental organization
PA Protected area
PES Payment for Ecosystem Services
PoWPA Programme of Work on Protected Areas
REDD Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation
TK Traditional knowledge
TKC Traditional Knowledge Commons
UCT University of Cape Town
UN United Nations
UNCBD United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
UNCCD United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNDRIP United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNPFII United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
UNU-IAS United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies
WCMC World Conservation Monitoring Centre
WCPA World Commission on Protected Areas
WDPA World Database on Protected Areas
WGABS Working Group on Access and Benefit Sharing
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization
WTO World Trade Organization
WWF World Wide Fund for Nature

 

Publications

Exploring the Right to Diversity in Conservation Law, Policy, and Practice (IUCN-CEESP Policy Matters 17, 2010)
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Endogenous Development Magazine
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Bio-cultural Community Protocols: A Community Approach to Ensuring the Integrity of Environmental Law and Policy (Natural Justice and UNEP, 2009)
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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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Rooibos Robbery: A Story of Bioprospecting in South Africa (Steps Southern Africa, 2012)
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Maldhari Biocultural Community Protocol Photo Story (Sahjeevan & Natural Justice, 2012)
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Biocultural Community Protocols: A Toolkit for Community Facilitators
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