Threats to Indigenous Rights Dangerous for World Climate | Deceleration
A study published that year found that "Indigenous rights are crucial for the conservation of a quarter of the land of the Earth."In the forest territories that Indigenous people maintain deforestation is lower, more carbon is stored and less emitted, biodiversity is better conserved, and resources are more sustainably and fairly managed.But Indigenous territories and the biodiversity and carbon they protect are under siege. For Indigenous people to continue in this invaluable role, they need secure land tenure and strong local governance systems. Nowhere is this currently more apparent than in Bolivia.