. Indigenous people are the world’s biggest conservationists, but they rarely get credit for it « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Vox – Despite the outsize role that Indigenous peoples play in protecting nature, their contributions often go overlooked.

“Tribal knowledge in land conservation is often used and quoted but rarely matters until a white person says it,” Reno Keoni Franklin, chairman emeritus of the Kashia Pomo Tribe in California, told Vox.

Research has shown that in some regions, Indigenous control of lands seems to reduce deforestation and maintain biodiversity as much as formal protections, or even more.

Learn more about threats to Indigenous conservation at Vox.

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