Monday, November 26, 2018

Protecting the native people who protect 80% of biodiversity

Apropos of my book review on Learning Native Wisdom, native people do actually do a better job of protecting biodiversity.

Comprising less than 5% of the world's population, indigenous people protect 80% of global biodiversity....
 “The indigenous peoples of the Amazon have proven to be the best guardians of their traditional territories,” Swing adds. “The fact that the Amazon ecosystems are as rich as they are today is proof of how successful these cultures have been, in living in balance with their environment.”
Discussions of their role are going on now (latter half of November 2018) as part of COP14 U.N. Conference on Biodiversity in Egypt.

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