Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples currently conserve more land than do national parks or government protected areas. Around 80% of the world’s biodiversity is found on land managed by Indigenous peoples. Remarkably, this is the case despite centuries of displacement and colonial violence. There are key differences between the Indigenous and Western perspectives on land management. Western science studies nature as if humans are separate from it. But Indigenous perspectives often identify humans as active participants in nature. As the world’s climate becomes more and more fragile, there is so much to be learned from the people who, for millennia, have been the stewards of the land. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀