The Samburu community protocol about the Samburu indigenous livestock breeds and their rights to their indigenous livestock genetic resources and role in global biodiversity management. An articulation of the integral role of the breeds in Samburu culture and their importance to the world. It seeks to establish the significance of the Samburu way of life and the value of their indigenous breeds, and that as the keepers of important livestock populations they have a right to maintain their way of life. It clarifies for others on what terms they will permit activities to be undertaken on their land or regarding their indigenous breeds and traditional knowledge.
The Biocultural Community Protocol of the camel breeders of Rajasthan puts on record the breeders’ our role as a local community embodying a traditional lifestyle that is relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. The breeders have stewarded and taken care of Rajasthan’s camel population for generations and their traditional knowledge and practices as well as customary rights are the foundation of Rajasthan’s camel culture and biodiversity. This protocol describes the traditional knowledge that they have used to manage Rajasthan’s camel population over the last few centuries but which cannot be taught through books, only through practical experience.
Livestock Keeper’s Rights are three principles and five rights that ensure that livestock keepers can continue raising their animals. This document gives practical guidelines on how development professionals, private companies, researchers, governments and policymakers can turn the rights into practice.
Declaration by organized groups of livestock keepers to claim their rights to land use and animal breeding
Sets out the biocultural values and explains how the Raika community of Rajasthan have developed and preserved unique breeds of livestock and traditional knowledge associated with them, and how their pastoral lifestyle has developed the co-evolved ecosystem of Rajasthan’s forests which they have traditionally conserved and sustainably used. It details their customary decision making process involved in providing free prior informed consent to any actions that relate to our grazing rights, animal genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge. It illustrates the disastrous impacts that the exclusion of the Raika from previously communal grazing areas and forests is having on their lives, livestock, genetic resources, traditional knowledge and the forest ecosystem itself. It articulates their forest access rights and rights over their genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge under Indian law. It calls upon the National Biodiversity Authority to recognize and support the Raika’s efforts to conserve their livestock breeds, environment and lifestyle.