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Messages of particular relevance to IPLCs from IPBES assessments

Key messages and background information in the Summaries for Policymakers (SPMs) of IPBES assessments demonstrate the importance of Indigenous and local knowledge and the crucial role of Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs) in the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Following requests from IPLCs, these messages and relevant background are now presented in documents that aim to make this information more accessible. These are available below.


Sustainable use of wild species (2022)

Summary for IPLCs available in: 

(other languages to come) 

Cover of Sustainable Use ILK messages

You can also watch a webinar on the key messages here, in English, French and Spanish


Values and valuation of nature (2022) 

Summary for IPLCs available in: 

(other languages to come)

Cover of Values ILK messages

You can also watch the webinar on the key messages here, in English, French and Spanish


Global Assessment (2019)

Summary for IPLCs available in: 

Cover Global Assessment ILK messages