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Theme on Indigenous & Local Communities, Equity & Protected Areas (TILCEPA)

TILCEPA was set up in 2000 by the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and the Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy (CEESP) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). TILCEPA's

2009-2012 priorities focused on supporting effective participation of indigenous peoples, local communities and other stakeholders in Protected Areas governance, management and the core mission of conserving biodiversity for its inherent value and for future generations. The Strategic Direction works in connection with CEESP and WCPA to bring social science and community expert perspectives into Protected Areas conceptualising, planning and assessment.