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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Seeing the people for the trees
Over 1.3 billion forest peoples’ rights are in need of stronger national and international protection.
Enhancing indigenous knowledge in rice terraces
Melding science and local wisdom can support farming practices threatened by climate change.
Bali Declaration calls for palm oil justice
Careless development of palm plantations is exacerbating ecological problems and climate change, as well as dispossessing indigenous peoples.
Chile’s native seeds in danger of being monopolised
Indigenous and environmental groups fear appropriation of native seeds by foreign companies will impact Chilean biodiversity.
Agave sweetens livelihoods for indigenous women
Producing goods from traditional crops (using solar power) is now a top source of income for Otomí communities in central Mexico.
Stories from a Biodiverse World
As COP10 begins, the United Nations University is delighted to present films that explore interactions between humans and nature in Japan and across the globe.
A Thousand Suns: the view from Ethiopia’s Gamo Highlands
Externally driven agricultural pressures threaten an ancient and sustainable way of living.
Land has breath: respecting nature in Altai
Russia’s Altai Republic is home to rich indigenous culture that has respected and protected the natural environment for generations.
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