Exploring the Development and Use of Biocultural Community Protocols to Help Secure Community Interests and Rights in Relation to Extractives

How can Indigenous peoples and local communities (hereafter “communities”) respond to the challenges posed by extractive industries and related infrastructure development? One potential way is through the development of biocultural community protocols (hereafter “community protocols”), which allow communities to collectively document their identity, link customary laws with national, regional and international law, and engage effectively with external parties.

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