Mongabay: Making space for Indigenous leadership is crucial for conservation (commentary)
Valérie Courtois and Steve Kallick article Making space for Indigenous leadership is crucial for conservation (commentary) appeared July 26, 2023 on the Mongabay website.
Key points from the article include:
- About 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity is found on lands cared for by Indigenous communities.
- First Nations in Canada, for instance, are leading the most ambitious plans for protecting lands in the country currently, in the establishment of Indigenous Protected Areas.
- The authors of a new op-ed stated: “Conservation groups and funders can make collaborations with Indigenous peoples more fruitful by taking direction from Indigenous leadership when working on their territories”
NOTE: The article is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the authors, not necessarily Mongabay.