Inclusive Conservation Initiative (ICI)

2023 AUG 16

Preliminary   > International Relations   >   International Institutions   >   Other Institutions

Why in news?

  • Recently, a report summarizing the first phase of implementation of the Inclusive Conservation Initiative (ICI) was released.

About Inclusive Conservation Initiative (ICI):

  • ICI is a global project that aims to support Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) in their efforts to protect and manage their lands, territories and resources that are rich in biodiversity and ecosystems. 
  • The ICI is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by Conservation International (CI) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as joint GEF Implementing Agencies.
  • The ICI project was endorsed by the GEF in January 2022 and is expected to run for five years until 2027. 


  • To support IPLCs to secure and enhance their stewardship over an estimated area of 7.5 million hectares of landscapes, seascapes and territories with high biodiversity and irreplaceable ecosystems. 
  • It recognizes and respects the rights, cultures, knowledge, practices and governance systems of IPLCs as essential for effective and equitable conservation outcomes.


Consider the following statements regarding Inclusive Conservation Initiative (ICI):

1.  It is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

2. It is a global project that aims to support Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs)

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2