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Knowing our Lands and Resources: Indigenous and Local Knowledge of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the Americas

The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and its Task Force on indigenous and local knowledge systems (ILK) present a series of case studies based on indigenous and local knowledge from Americas.

This report from the Dialogue Workshop in Bolivia, Sucre (20-22 July 2016) contributes ILK to the Americas regional assessment, while piloting methods to reinforce ILK in biodiversity assessments.

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Knowing our Lands and Resources: Indigenous and Local Knowledge and Practices related to Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Asia

The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and its Task Force on indigenous and local knowledge systems (ILK) present a series of case studies based on indigenous and local knowledge from Asia.

This report from the Dialogue Workshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand (26–28 June 2016) and Dhulikhel, Nepal (29 November–2 December 2016) contributes ILK to the Asia-Pacific regional assessment, while piloting methods to reinforce ILK in biodiversity assessments.

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Knowing our Lands and Resources: Indigenous and Local Knowledge of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Europe and Central Asia(ECA)

The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and its Task Force on indigenous and local knowledge systems (ILK) present a series of case studies based on indigenous and local knowledge from Europe and Central Asia.

This report from the Dialogue Workshop in UNESCO, Paris (11-13 January 2016) contributes ILK to the Europe and Central Asia regional assessment, while piloting methods to reinforce ILK in biodiversity assessments.

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Knowing our Lands and Resources: Indigenous and Local Knowledge of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Africa

The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and its Task Force on indigenous and local knowledge systems (ILK) present a series of case studies based on indigenous and local knowledge from Africa.

This report from the Dialogue Workshop in UNESCO, Paris (14–16 September 2015) contributes ILK to the African regional assessment, while piloting methods to reinforce ILK in biodiversity assessments.

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Indigenous and Local Knowledge about Pollination and Pollinators associated with Food Production

The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and its Task Force on indigenous and local knowledge systems (ILK) present a series of case studies based on indigenous and local knowledge from Brazil, France, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, New Zealand and Panama.

This report from the Dialogue Workshop in Panama (1-5 December 2014) contributes ILK to the IPBES pollination assessment, while piloting methods to reinforce ILK in biodiversity assessments.

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Indigenous knowledge within the framework of IPBES

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) provides a mechanism recognized by both the scientific and policy communities to synthesize, review, assess and critically evaluate relevant knowledge.

The LINKS programme supports IPBES in its work to ensure respect for indigenous knowledge within the Platform.

Publications and work from IPBES partners

Resources

Related reports and briefs from IPBES stakeholders. Please contact us if there are other reports you would like to see here.

Institut für Biodiversität (IBN) workshop reports:

  • International Workshop on diverse Knowledge Systems in IPBES (2015) http://www.biodiv.de/fileadmin/user_upload/PDF/Projekte-aktuell/BfN_Skript_415.pdf
  • Indigenous valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services compared to other ways of valuation in the context of IPBES (2014): http://biodiv.de/fileadmin/user_upload/PDF/Projekte-aktuell/BfN_Skript_378.pdf
  • Report of the International Expert Workshop connecting diverse Knowledge Systems in the context of IPBES (2013) http://biodiv.de/fileadmin/user_upload/PDF/Projekte-aktuell/BfN_Skript_341.pdf

Other reports:

  • SwedBio at the Stockholm Resilience Centre A Multiple Evidence Base approach for equity across knowledge systems http://swed.bio/stories/a-multiple-evidence-base-approach-for-equity-across-knowledge-systems/
  • Tebtebba. 2013. Developing and Implementing CBMIS: The Global Workshop and the Philippine Workshop Reports http://www.tebtebba.org/index.php/content/271-developing-and-implementing-cbmis-the-global-workshop-and-the-philippine-workshop-reports
  • WWF. 2013. Working with Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services http://awsassets.panda.org/downloads/wwf_ipbes_ilk_information_2013.pdf

Media

  • Following tradition: Top examples of indigenous knowledge preserving biodiversity, ecosystem service - IPBES release
  • 'Amplifying the voices of indigenous communities' - a scidev.net interview with LINKS head on IPBES
  • Climate Change – is it the Indigenous Peoples who have the answers? News article with Manuela Carneiro da Cunha - Tokyo workshop participant on IPBES and ILK