Thursday, February 9, 2012

Indigenous Knowledge Spotlighted in National Geographic

Photo of Posakei Pongap of Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, taken by Nicolas Villaume/CWE
National Geographic’s News Watch has highlighted the vital role that Indigenous peoples play in conservation. Opening with a discussion of the global impact of climate change, author Gleb Raygorodetsky demonstrates how the linkages between community and identity and lands ensure sustainable management and have Indigenous peoples at the forefront of adaptation and mitigation. Striking photos from around the world underscore the devastation of climate change and illustrate the resilience and creativity of communities. He also explores briefly the myriad impediments communities face in continuing their traditional practices and asserting their rights. 

Read the full story here.

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