Nature study outlines global importance of Indigenous lands in conservation

A study in the prominent journal, Nature Sustainability, said recently ‘understanding the scale, location and nature conservation values of the lands over which Indigenous Peoples exercise traditional rights is central to implementation of several global conservation and climate agreements.’

‘Results add to growing evidence that recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ rights to land, benefit sharing and institutions is essential to meeting local and global conservation [and biodiversity] goals.’

Their analysis indicated that collaborative partnerships involving conservation practitioners, Indigenous Peoples and governments would yield significant benefits for conservation of ecologically valuable landscapes, ecosystems and genes for future generations.

 

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