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Indigenous Knowledge Can Help Solve the Biodiversity Crisis

Scientific American - OpEd

October 12, 2019
For indigenous peoples, sustainability is a necessity, for without it their own livelihoods are at risk. Traditional ecological knowledge and practices have been so successful that, although indigenous lands account for less than 22 percent of the world’s land area, their traditional territories are home to approximately 80 percent of the world’s biodiversity.

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Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities are Essential to Global Conservation

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.

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