Indigenous peoples urge action on biodiversity loss

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(Photo:Teanau Tuiono (Te Uriroroi, Ngati Hine) Tui Hoterene (Ngati Hine,Ngati Kikopiri) Julian Reweti(Te Orewai, Ngati Hine) @Cop11 Hyderabad, India.)

Biodiversity loss and inappropriate conservation practises dominated
the agenda of Indigenous Peoples who from all corners of the globe under the umbrella of the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) converged on Hyderabad, India for the Convention on Biological Diversity – Conference of Parties meeting.

Signed by government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Convention is dedicated to promoting sustainable development. The Convention recognises that biological diversity is about more than plants, animals and micro organisms and their ecosystems it is about people and our need for food security, medicines, fresh air and water, shelter, and a clean and healthy environment in which to live. TheEarth’s biodiversity is essential to the survival of humanity. At the same time, the threat to species and ecosystems has never been so great as it is today. Species extinction caused by human activities continues at an alarming rate.

At this years conference these were concerns that were global toIndigenous peoples. Gam Shimray of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pactreiterated this during the IIFB opening remarks,”Five years ago, the United Nations General Assembly passed the UnitedNations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which sets theminimum benchmarks for the recognition of Indigenous peoples and their effective participation in decision making processes.

We note with regret that most states in the implementation of decisions under the Convention on Biological Diversity have failed to mainstream the rights inherent in the declaration in their decisions relating to biodiversity in respect of conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use and equitable access and benefit sharing arrangements.”

These sentiments were echoed by Indigenous peoples representativesfrom Africa when Baba Festus, a San from the Kalahari, stated at a IIFB press conference that:

We have serious concerns about discussionsrelating to repatriation of traditional knowledge. We reiterate our position to the parties that no continued use of repatriated traditional knowledge should be allowed without the prior informed consent of the holders of the traditional knowledge and under mutually agreed terms.”

Tui Hoterene of Ngati Hine supported this and concluded “When thereare opportunities to enhance the Convention within National and Localcontexts States should welcome and support these opportunities. TheWaitangi Tribunals’ WAI 262 report would inform and enhance itsobligations under the Convention in particular environmental andconservation management issues in respect of hapu and iwi.

IIFB Closing Statement

IIFB Statement on Forest Biodiversity

IIFB Statement on Eco-Restoration

IIFB in India

IIFB Opening Statement

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  1. If we wish to save Biodiversity of The Earth there is a way.

    Ideal Globalization The Solution for Sustainable Developments
    (Worldwide Mails: 160031-160100)

    15/4/10

    To
    The President/The Secretary General/Members,

    UNO, IPCC, UNFCCC, CBD, UNDP, UNEP, WMO.
    &
    TO ALL WHOM SO EVER CONCERN.

    Sub: Consideration for The Agenda Exploring further the goal of Globalization

    I kindly request, the following to be mentioned in the agenda of next General Assembly Meeting, in the interest of the sustainability of the present and future would and just for the purpose of exploring further the goal of Globalization, which is prime aim of yours so far and also with that, to start healthy debates about various options to find the permanent solution of climate change and biological diversity losses.

    The Agenda

    1) To clarify the present definition of the Globalization being applied and list out the matters/fields being covered under this definition.

    2) To redefine the Globalization, both in its General and Ideal form, keeping our Individual, National and Common interest of planet earth if needed.

    3) To clarify acceptation and continuation with the present idea of limited Globalization only or in future going to expand the Globalization as per its ideal definition supposed to be defined as per the above agenda.

    4) To justify the reasons of resolving, either for limited or ideal form of Globalization.

    NOTE:
    (1) I believe the idea of Globalization, so far being applied by you is UNDEFINED.
    (2) Anything needs to be defined first, to understand, visualize and implement in its most effective ways.

    Thanks with Regards.

    Hari Laxman

    Shriji Aptt, LM Road, Navagoan, Dahisar-W, Mumbai-68

    The following is for further information please.

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