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Human Rights Standards for Conservation, Supporting Document 3: IUCN resolutions that reference Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ rights and concerns
This document sets out IUCN resolutions and recommendations (Pre-2000, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012)that reference “Indigenous Peoples” or “local communities” or related issues such as traditional knowledge or customary uses of biodiversity. The approach highlights the increasing number of references to Indigenous Peoples, local communities, their rights and concerns.
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Despite increased recognition that conservation initiatives can violate the human rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, addressing 'unjust' conservation remains a contemporary problem. IIED and Natural Justice sought feedback on a series of papers that aimed to serve as a foundation for clear guidance about the human rights obligations of conservation actors, and specific details of the rights and forms of redress available.
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Human rights standards for conservation: rights, responsibilities and redress