New publication: J. Terrence McCabe, Cattle Bring Us to Our Enemies: Turkana Ecology, Politics, and Raiding in a Disequilibrium System. 2004. Human-Environment Interactions Series. University of Michigan Press. An in-depth look at the ecology, history, and politics of land use among the Turkana pastoral people in Northern Kenya. More info here.

Participatory Processes Towards Co-management of Natural Resources in Pastoral Areas of the Middle East: A Training of Trainers Source Book.Based on the Principles of Participatory Methods and Approaches by Dawn Chatty, Stephan Baas and Anja Fleig. 2004 (in Collaboration with the Project “Range Rehabilitation and Establishment of a Wildlife Reserve in the Syrian Steppe” GCP/SYR/009/ITA) Click herefor more info, and to access the publication.

Conseil Mondial de Éleveurs / World Herders Council Recommendations of CME 2004, after 7th CME meeting. Theme “Accès aux ressources naturelles: code pastoral – signe de reconnaissance légitime des éleveurs ou combat sans solution durable?” 12-16 January at SILOE in the Communauté Urbaine of Niamey Niger. Report (in French) at:

Forest Peoples Programme reports: Convention on Biological Diversity, State Sovereignty and Indigenous Peoples' Rights for CBD COP VII, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6-20 February, 2004 and related conferences/meetings – Report on Protected Areas by Tom Griffiths, Jannie Lasimbang and Maurizio Farhan Ferrari. March 2004. Click here for the full report.

In Search of Middle Ground: Indigenous Peoples, Collective Representation and the Right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent – examines how the legal and policy frameworks of four countries (India, Indonesia, Venezuela and Guyana) deal with indigenous peoples and the extent to which they offer scope for the exercise of the right to free, prior and informed consent. By Marcus Colchester and Fergus MacKay.May 2004. Click here for the full reportOr here for pdf version with pictures(0.75Mb).

The Global Drylands Imperative. Second Challenge Papers Series. Pastoralism and Mobility in the Drylands. June 2003. UNDP.

World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Peoples (WAMIP) Briefing Notes on Mobiles Peoples and Conservation

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) with pastoralists: a review of experiences and annotated bibliography. By Wolfgang Bayer and Ann Waters-Bayer. Göttingen: Sierke Verlag. 2002. 90 pp. A follow-up to their 1994 booklet Planning with Pastoralists: PRA and more. A Review of methods focussed on Africa. Collected and analysed experiences in participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) with pastoralists. Publication of GTZ (Germany) and ETC Ecoculture (The Netherlands) based on a review of published and"grey" literature, communications with people and agencies working with pastoralists and the authors' field experiences, mainly in Africa. More details here.

Mobile Indigenous Peoples: Weavers of Bio-Cultural Connectivity in the Landscape!” - Lifestyles of nomadic peoples and communities to be supported through a joint initiative of GEF-UNPD and IUCN’s Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP). Article on WAMIP’s (World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Peoples) experience at the Convention on Biological Diversity in Malaysia and the Global Pastoral Project workshop in Nairobi to design a series of projects in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America to promote pro-mobile policies at the international, national and local levels.

Anthropology News article by Dawn Chatty Vol 45, no. 4. April 2004
Mobile Indigenous Peoples and Biodiversity, published by the American Anthropological Association (AAA).

Human Ecology Journal- Website

IUCN: Indigenous and Traditional Peoples and Protected Areas: Principles, Guidelines and Case Studies(PDF 146pp) Editor Javier Beltrán. Produced by International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) / World Conservation Union (2000). This book is divided into two sections: the first discusses principles and guidelines for indigenous/traditional peoples and protected areas and the second provides case studies.

Journal of Political Ecology- Website

A Guide to World Resources 2000-2001: People and ecosystems: The fraying web of life. Report published in 2000 by the World Resources Institute, USA, revealing widespread decline in world's ecosystems. Download PDF of Summary: "A Guide to World Resources 2000-2001: People and Ecosystems: The Fraying Web of Life". Links to webpage for summary of World Resources 2000-2001 allowing download of selected pdf sections of the preliminary report. Alternatively, download a PDF of the whole report final version.

Lotte Hughes. "No-nonsense Guide to Indigenous Peoples", Published by Versoand New Internationalist[NI] in the UK and US Spring 2003. Details of the NI series on line at
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Report of IUCN World Conservation Congress, 2nd Session in Amman Jordan 4-11 Oct 2000. Section 2.92 Indigenous Peoples, Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, and International Trade. Click herefor a full list of resolutions from this congress.

Endangered Humans - In a Foreign Policy magazine commentary, Professor Charles C. Geisler writes that international land conservation efforts are creating a growing class of invisible refugees. He argues that green consciousness, vital as it is to human survival, must broaden its vision of global welfare as it broadens its reach.

Policy Matters (PM) 12(PDF 6M), a special issue on COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT FOR CONSERVATION, 320 pages. Published by the Theme/Working Group on Sustainable Livelihoods, CEESP - Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy World Conservation Union – IUCN. The issue was launched at the World Parks Congress in Durban, September 2003. Smaller PDF are available at: further details or to order hard copies email the Programme Officer, Aghaghia Rahimzadeh: