The State of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Lands and Territories’ report

06/2021 | Report

The report is a new collaborative analysis by Indigenous and conservation experts and organizations highlighting the importance of recognizing and respecting the rights, governance, and contributions of Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLC) and their lands. It provides unequivocal evidence that global biodiversity goals for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework will be unattainable without full inclusion of Indigenous and local communities.  In total, 91% of IPLC lands are considered to be in good or fair ecological condition and at least 36% of the global land area covered by currently identified Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) lie within IPLC lands providing further evidence that IPLC custodianship is consistent with the conservation of biodiversity.  This new analysis finds IPLC lands cover at least 32% of the planet’s terrestrial realm, however, over a quarter of them face high development pressure.  

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