Amplify Flourishing Diversity2024-02-20T22:39:08+00:00
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Biocultural Diversity

Amplify Flourishing Diversity

This programme supports efforts to help the wider conservation and development sectors to understand how, why and where biological and cultural diversity are so important and how they are so closely linked. It supports work to help actors in these sectors to understand how empowering local communities and Indigenous Peoples to lead efforts to protect biocultural diversity can be integral to many long-term conservation and development strategies.

The concepts of biocultural diversity, Territories of Life and rights-based approaches to conservation have generally been slow to filter through to discussions on conservation and development finance, particularly agricultural finance. This can result in policies, practices and funding streams that do not take Territories of Life and Indigenous rights into account, and this in turn can be an obstacle to the achievement of conservation and human development goals.