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.
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.
Who Owns the World's Land? - Rights + Resources - Supporting Forest Tenure, Policy, and Market Reforms https://rightsandresources.org/publication/who-owns-the-worlds-land-2nd-ed/
Recognizing Indigenous Peoples' land interests is critical for people and nature https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/recognizing-indigenous-peoples-land-interests-is-critical-for-people-and-nature