Indigenous peoples call for ‘new alliance with equal rights’ at IUCN conservation summit

Campaign launched to protect 80% of Amazon and for conservation to be based on human rights as indigenous peoples get to vote at key gatheringIndigenous voices on the environment are finally being heard as Marseille hosts a global biodiversity summit, with a call to protect 80% of the Amazon, as well as a “counter conference” highlighting the conservation movement’s historic violation of people’s rights.For the first time in its seven-decade history, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is including indigenous peoples as full voting members. Dozens of indigenous meetings are happening at the summit – which occurs every… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/08/marseille-summit-indigenous-people-best-keepers-of-their-lands-aoe

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