How to Be an Ally of Indigenous-led Conservation

How to Be an Ally of Indigenous-led Conservation landneedsguardians.ca  Indigenous Peoples need allies to help secure long-term support conservation. We value and deeply appreciate your support.Here is some perspective on how Indigenous and non-Indigenous people can work together in a new approach to conservation—one rooted in Indigenous laws, science and relationships with the land. One that...

Global importance of Indigenous Peoples, their lands, and knowledge systems for saving the world’s primates from extinction. Science Advances. Estrada A, et al (2022) 

Global importance of Indigenous Peoples, their lands, and knowledge systems for saving the world’s primates from extinction. Science Advances. Estrada A, et al (2022) Here, we review the scientific literature and conduct a spatial analysis to assess the significance of Indigenous Peoples’ lands in safeguarding primate biodiversity. We found that Indigenous Peoples’lands account for 30% of...

Community stewardship: the foundation of biocultural rights

Community stewardship: the foundation of biocultural rights Kabir Sanjay Bavikatte, Tom Bennett Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, Vol. 6 No. 1, March 2015, pp. 7–29 SUMMARY: The term ‘biocultural rights’ denotes a community’s long established right, in accordance with its customary laws, to steward its lands, waters and resources. Such rights are being increasingly recognized...
ecology

Decoloniality and anti-oppressive practices for a more ethical ecology

Decoloniality and anti-oppressive practices for a more ethical ecology Christopher H. Trisos Jess Auerbach Madhusudan Katti Nature Ecology & Evolution | VOL 5 | September 2021 www.nature.com/natecolevol Ecological research and practice are crucial to understanding and guiding more positive relationships between people and ecosystems. However, ecology as a discipline and the diversity of those...
TRADITONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE TEK

Traditional Ecological Knowledge ‘TEK’ – Why the world has a lot to learn about conservation – and trust – from Indigenous societies

Traditional Ecological Knowledge 'TEK' - Why the world has a lot to learn about conservation – and trust – from Indigenous societies by John Ziker, Professor of Anthropology, Boise State UniversityMany outdoor enthusiasts and sustainability organizations emphasize “leaving no trace.” In fact, people always leave traces, no matter how small. Even footsteps compact the soil and affect plant...
biocultural rights

Indigenous Rooibos tea farmers seek a fairer deal

South Africa's indigenous rooibos tea farmers seek a fairer deal - Financial Times report by Joseph Cotterill Financial Times July 27, 2021 In an article published on July 27, Financial Times correspondent, Joseph Cotterill reports on one of the Khoi and San communities in South Africa's Cedarberg mountain region where the rooibos tea plant occurs in the wild.  In 2019, the community - the...
NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS

Re-thinking nature-based solutions: seeking transformative change through culture and rights: A briefing for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Re-thinking nature-based solutions: seeking transformative change through culture and rights This briefing, from Forest Peoples Programme looks at key areas in which nature-based solutions need more clarity and rigour if they are to play an effective and transformational role in driving financial and technical support where it is needed most to tackle the global environmental crisis, to uphold...

Community Perceptions on the Socio-economic Impacts of Wildlife Tourism from the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Botswana: The Case of Tsabong – African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure 2020. Authors: R Lekgau and T Tichaawa

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