bio-cultural community protocol

African BCP Initiative Inception Meeting in !Khwa-ttu

by basverschuuren 12 April 2011

From April 11-12, the inception meeting of the African Bio-Cultural Community Protocol Initiative (BCP Initiative) is taking place in !Khwa-ttu, Western Cape. The meeting is hosted by Natural Justice in partnership with the Access and Benefit Sharing Capacity Development Initiative for Africa (ABS Initiative), the Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD), and the COMPAS […]

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Asian COMPAS meeting in Sri Lanka

by wim hiemstra 12 April 2011

A regional meeting of COMPAS partners from India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam has been held from 5-7 April 2011 near Kandy, Sri Lanka. The meeting discussed the results of a pilot where Future in Our Hands (FIOH) and Biodiversity Research and Training Centre (BRIT) have collected change stories to assess impact of the endogenous development […]

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Forikrom Community develops the ‘Sacred Caves Ecotourism Project’, Ghana.

by admin 28 March 2010

Traditionally an agricultural community of 6,500 people, Forikrom has developed an ecotourism project in an area of 60 km2 in central Ghana. The communities’ bio-cultural sites such as shrines, a royal cemetery, holy mountains, holy caves and a bat sanctuary, form the backbone of the tourism project.  The Holy caves are particularly important because some […]

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