Local Biodiversity Outlooks 2: Analyzing the Contributions of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities to Biodiversity Conservation

More than a quarter of global land is owned, managed, used, or occupied by Indigenous peoples, including some of the most biodiverse areas on Earth. A report from Forest Peoples Programme explores the importance of Indigenous and local contributions to conservation. The report reveals that while research increasingly supports the key role of local communities in biodiversity, those same communities are too often attacked by both those who seek to exploit the natural world and those who wish to protect it by force.