Protocols developed by Indigenous peoples or mobile or local communities ("community protocols") are gaining recognition as a useful means by which a range of peoples and communities can engage with others according to their values, and on the basis of customary, national and international rights and responsibilities.
This website is intended for Indigenous peoples, mobile and local communities, their community-based and non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies, and researchers, among others, to:
- Provide information about community protocols,
- Share good practice about the development and use of community protocols,
- Highlight the questions that peoples and communities are raising about community protocols,
- Provide a range of resources relevant for the development and use of community protocols, and
- Act as a clearing house for protocols developed by Indigenous peoples and local communities.
- A Sublime Aggression
By Lesle Jansen and Kabir BavikatteMurder is no test of masculinity. There are macho alternative cultures full of justice and integrity Article appearing in the Cape Argus, 22 April 2014In a distur …
- Report on Africa Regional Symposium for Community Land and Natural Resources Protection
Following the highly success Africa Regional Symposium for Community Land and Natural Resources Protection, co-hosted by Natural Justice and Namati in Cape Town in November 2013, a reporton the outcom …
- Quito II: Second Dialogue Held in Ecuador to Discuss Methods for Financing Biological Diversity
Braulio Souza (centre), Executive Secretary to the CBD, gives closing remarks at the meeting.There is no question that biological diversity is being lost at an unsustainable rate and that this trend n …
Biocultural Community Protocols: A Toolkit for Community Facilitators
Biodiversity and Culture: Exploring community protocols, rights and consent (IIED Participatory Learning and Action 65, 2012),
Biocultural Community Protocols: Articulating and Asserting Stewardship (Moving Images & Natural Justice, 2012),