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Indigenous Peoples' Contributions to COP-8 of the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Sam Grey, University of Victoria

During the Seventh Conference of the Parties (COP-7), held in Malaysia in 2004, Indigenous Peoples made a significant impact on the negotiations between states in a number of key issue areas. Building on this success, and as a part of the preparations for COP-8, held in Brazil in 2006, the IIFB has decided to provide documentation detailing Indigenous Peoples’ experiences with the thematic areas under discussion. Hence, the effort to compile this set of case studies. These case studies are meant to synthesize Indigenous input into the different themes discussed at the Eighth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. They were written by Indigenous persons, drawing from their personal experiences as well as the direct experiences of their home communities. These case studies are, as are all fruits of Indigenous knowledge, works in progress, and they will no doubt be further enriched by other Indigenous groups. It is hoped that this publication will spark a discussion amongst Indigenous Peoples, nation-states, and other entities on the complexity of Indigenous cosmovision and its application in the use and conservation of the world’s biodiversity.

  • traditional knowledge,
  • Indigenous knowledge,
  • rights of Indigenous Peoples,
  • biodiversity,
  • Convention on Biological Diversity
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Sam Grey. "Indigenous Peoples' Contributions to COP-8 of the Convention on Biological Diversity" (2006)
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