Campaign For Nature
September 26, 2019
Indigenous peoples and local communities around the world should be recognized and supported as leaders in global conservation efforts.
A recent study of spatial data in the journal Nature, reveals that indigenous peoples manage or have tenure rights over 38 million square kilometers of land in 87 countries. This land accounts for over a quarter of the terrestrial area of the globe, and interfaces with over 40 percent of the world’s existing conservation areas.