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Recognising Indigenous Peoples land interests is critical for people and nature

by Futures Centre, Nov 4
1 minute read

On shifting land-ownership models, for centuries, Indigenous peoples, who account for 5% of the world’s population, have tried to protect and care for 80% of the world’s biodiversity.

aerial view of green trees and river

So what?

Indigenous peoples and local communities are now managing more land. Indigenous, Afro-descendant and local communities’ land cover increased by 102.9 million hectares from 2015 to 2020.



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