Members of the World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Peoples (WAMIP) convened at the 7th Conference of Parties (COP-7) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 9-20 February 2004.
WAMIP members also participated in the Global Biodiversity Forum (GBF) scheduled from 6-8 February 2004 just prior to the CBD in Kuala Lumpur. During these international meetings, WAMIP members made several presentations on “Mobile Peoples and Biodiversity Conservation” where issues of landscape management and connectivity were discussed.
While in Kuala Lumpur, WAMIP also held its second general meeting, to examine issues of organizational structure, membership, fundraising, and the future of the Alliance. This report is based on that meeting.