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The Inclusive Conservation Initiative (ICI) works in partnership with Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPs and LCs) in their continuing efforts to safeguard Earth’s natural ecosystems, recognizing the historical roles they have played in nature conservation. ICI works inclusively with IPs and LCs, their regional and local organizations, governments, NGOs, civil society, and others to further strengthen their capacity to conserve globally significant biodiversity and ecosystems.

A GEF-7 project, ICI is implemented by Conservation International (CI) and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). A Project Management Unit (PMU) composed of CI and IUCN staff works in partnership with IP and LC organizations on project implementation. 

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