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August 17, 2022

Community enterprises awarded wild honey compliance certificate

PHNOM PENH – Three members of the Cambodian Federation of Bee Conservation and Community-based Wild Honey Enterprises (CBHE) from Kratie, Prey Lang, and Stung Treng provinces received their Certificates of Compliance for the Khmum Prey wild honey protocols and standards READ MORE »

June 15, 2022

Human rights-based approach key to addressing biodiversity, climate crises — advocates

Article written and published originally by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Under the key theme “Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests”, the fifteenth World Forestry Congress, held from 2 to 6 May 2022 in Korea, provided a READ MORE »

June 3, 2022

247 IPLCs endorse Api-Api Declaration at 2nd Asia Parks Congress

(This article was originally posted by the ICCA Consortium) KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA—Two hundred forty-seven representatives of Indigenous Peoples and local communities gathered in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, for the 2nd Asia Parks Congress, from 24-29 May 2022, endorsed the Api-Api Declaration. They READ MORE »

May 16, 2022

Indigenous delegation from Borneo expects Dutch government to suspend Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme

This article was originally published on The Borneo Project. (THE HAGUE / NETHERLANDS) An Indigenous delegation from Malaysia is currently in the Netherlands to speak to the Dutch government about suspending its endorsement of the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme MTCS. READ MORE »

May 13, 2022

NGOs demand Malaysian Timber Certification Council acknowledge certification scheme’s shortcomings and take action

This story was originally published on The Borneo Project. (MIRI / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) As the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) attends the members’ meeting for the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) International this week, a group READ MORE »

May 4, 2022

#CommunitiesSpeak: NTFP-EP, AIPP, AFA forward indigenous voices at World Forestry Congress

At the XV World Forestry Congress in Seoul, South Korea a consortium of three organizations is taking the initiative to ensure that #WorldForestVoices include those of indigenous and local communities. #CommunitiesSpeak is an advocacy agenda that weaves together the voices READ MORE »

April 12, 2022

New system to boost rattan income, sustainability launched

Offering rattan farmers a way to get a fair price for their products while ensuring sustainability, a new participatory certification mechanism was launched in a virtual event last March 31. Called the Participatory Guarantee System Rotan Lestari (PGS ROLES), it READ MORE »

March 24, 2022

Civil society, IP reps review FPIC rights and safeguards 

More than 20 delegates across Southeast Asia attended the virtual learning session on Forest Governance and Tenure Rights hosted last February 25 by NTFP-EP Asia, with support from the Green Livelihoods Alliance and the Mekong Regional Land Governance Project.  The READ MORE »