Indigenous peoples in the IPBES Invasive Alien Species assessment | webinar

Beaver at the water's edge in sunlight

Organised by IPBES, the Network of the Centres of Distinction on Indigenous and local knowledge, and UNESCO. The webinar will take place in English, French and Spanish.

Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs) in the IPBES assessment of Invasive Alien Species and their Control

29 May 2024, 14:00-16:00 CEST / 20:00-22:00 PHST / 7:00-9:00 COT

The IPBES Invasive Alien Species assessment followed a rigorous approach to working with Indigenous and local knowledge, including dialogue workshops with IPLCs and contributions from authors across a range of disciplines and knowledge systems.

In this webinar, assessment authors will present the main findings related to IPLCs from the assessment, and Indigenous Peoples and local communities will reflect on their perceptions, knowledge, experiences, adaptations, management and governance related to invasive alien species.

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This opportunity was shared through the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IIFBES): IPBES's other stakeholder network and ONet's sibling. Stakeholders are welcome to join both networks.


About the organisers

Centres of Distinction on Indigenous and local knowledge (COD-ILK)

Vision: A world that benefits from the wisdom of indigenous and local knowledge. Mission: 1. Revitalize indigenous and local knowledge. 2. Share indigenous and local knowledge.

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Our mission since 1945 is to build peace through international cooperation as it is the only way to build bridges between nations. Therefore, as a laboratory of ideas, UNESCO seeks to offer a broad range of expertise in the fields of Education, the Sciences and Culture.

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You might also be interested in ONet's page dedicated to the IPBES Invasive Alien Species assessment and the many related materials available to you.


Photo by Tim Umphreys on Unsplash: North American beaver (Castor canadensis) in Voyageurs National Park, Kabetogama, MN, USA. This species is invasive in Tierra del Fuego. They were introduced by the Argentinian government who wanted to establish local fur trade. Instead, beavers are now cutting down forests of trees with no evolved defenses against them, and destroying peat bogs and grasslands: they are altering an entire landscape. The beavers are also damaging human infrastructure and supporting other invasive alien species in Tierra del Fuego.