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Welcome to the global ICCA Registry

Learn about ICCAs (territories and areas conserved by Indigenous Peoples and local communities).


Participate by registering your own ICCA or submitting a case study.


Explore the world of ICCAs through the interactive map and case studies.


About the ICCA Registry

The ICCA Registry website is an online information platform for territories and areas conserved by Indigenous Peoples and local communities, where communities themselves provide data, case studies, maps, photos and stories which result in useful statistics and analysis on featured ICCAs around the world.

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Latest case study

The Magpie River (Muteshekau-shipu in the Innu language) is located on Nitassinan, the ancestral territory of the Innu First Nation. This nearly 300 km long river is located in the province of Quebec, Canada, in an area called Minganie, where just over 6,000 people live.

ICCA Data Manual

A new manual (version 2) was released in 2020 to support communities, indigenous peoples and those who work with them to register their ICCAs. This manual is intended to guide readers through the process of deciding whether to submit ICCA data, how to submit it, and where to submit it to. It now includes information on other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs).

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ICCA Registry Partners

The ICCA Registry has a number of key funders and partners working at the local to international level, simultaneously seeking to provide support and recognition to ICCAs.