News: Whakatane Mechanism workshop at the 5th World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea on 10th September 2012
A workshop about the Whakatane Mechanism will be held at the IUCN World Conservation Congress on 10th September from 7pm to 9pm (in Room 202 of the Jeju ICC).
The Whakatane Mechanism aims to ensure that conservation practices respect the rights of indigenous peoples. It assesses the respect of human rights in protected areas, provides recommendations to address human rights violations and facilitates a dialogue between the management authorities and indigenous peoples in order to reach joint solutions. It also celebrates and promotes best practices in conservation and successful partnerships between indigenous peoples and protected areas authorities.
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