IUCN approves several motions that support indigenous peoples rights, including “no-go” zones for industrial development

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has approved a motion urging governments to prohibit industrial activities like mining, dam building, oil and gas extraction, logging, and road building from national parks and indigenous peoples’ and community conserved territories and areas (ICCAs).

Planet at the crossroads: Where are indigenous peoples in IUCN’s Congress theme?

Held once every four years, the 2016 World Conservation Congress closes tomorrow in Hawai’i. IUCN’s website describes it as bringing together “several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.”