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Tag: Indigenous-led conservation

Evolving Conservation for Culture: How Conservation Organizations are Adapting Existing Tools and Approaches to Recognize Indigenous Values, Practices, and Priorities

Cecilia Riebl, ILCN Regional Representative for Australasia As land trusts and conservation organizations across the globe grapple with biodiversity loss and the climate crisis; social inequity and disconnection between people and nature, they are increasingly looking to Indigenous knowledge systems to inform a way forward. Indigenous cultures hold deep knowledge around caring for and healing […]

Empowering Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities: A Pinnacle in African Conservation and Land Stewardship

Kiragu Mwangi – ILCN Regional Representative for Africa At a landmark assembly in Windhoek, Namibia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 47 African nations convened for the first Community-led Conservation Congress from October 25-27, 2023. The congress marked a historic moment for people-centered conservation across the continent and represented a monumental stride toward collaboration and amplification Indigenous […]

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