5th World Conservation Congress, Jeju, Korea


Terralingua actively participated in IUCN’s 5th World Conservation Congress (WCC 5), which took place on 6-15 September,2012 on the Island of Jeju, South Korea. We organized or participated in a number of events during the WCC Forum. The Forum is a week-long portion of the Congress that brings together NGOs, researchers, indigenous peoples, policy makers, funders, media, and others from all over the world to discuss, share and learn about the world’s most pressing sustainable development issues.

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Policy for Biocultural Diversity: Where Are We Now?


Article: Policy Matters, Issue 17. Policy for Biocultural Diversity: Where are we now? by Luisa Maffi. A brief history of the work that has been done to implement BCD into policy over the past 15 years. “It is arguably critical for advocates of biocultural diversity to continue to rise to the challenge and strive for concrete steps forward at the international and national levels that can, in turn, support and be influenced by local initiatives for biocultural diversity conservation.”

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4th World Conservation Congress, Barcelona

IUCN, Barcelona, 5-14 October 2008. Terralingua Collaborators Luisa Maffi, David Rapport, Ellen Woodley, David Harmon, and Jonathan Loh traveled to Barcelona, Spain to present Terralingua’s current projects and contribute to key resolutions in this IUCN congress. This is a historical event in field of biocultural diversity, as it was recognized by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) as a key issue, and an entire ‘stream of events’ concerning biocultural diversity were presented.

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