Parks and People


  Three Men- Parks and Poverty

On 29 June 2005, the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) and the Community Conservation Coalition (CCC) held a meeting on "Parks and People: Social and Legal Issues When Establishing and Expanding Protected Areas" in Washington, DC. 

The objectives of the meeting were to:
·   discuss how approaches to people and conservation have evolved from needs-based to rights-based;
·   explore the role of eminent domain in establishing and expanding protected areas;
·   learn about legal tools such as Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) when working with communities affected by conservation; and
·   hear case studies about social, legal and rights programs for local people when protected areas have been established and expanded.
Talks included:
A Rights-Based Approach to Development (powerpoint) (paper) by Kent Glenzer, CARE US
Rights-Based Approaches and Conservation by Jenny Springer, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Eminent Domain and Protected Areas: Experiences from East Africa by Peter Veit, World Resources Institute
Communities, Protected Areas, and Prior Informed Consent by Anne Perrault, Center for International Environmental Law
A roundtable discussion was held where the following participating organizations described their activities, experiences and/or policies when working with indigenous peoples and local communities on protected areas:
Please see the following meeting notes, reference materials, participant list, and weblinks.

Photo  credit: (c) WWF-Canon / Sandra OBIAGO

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