Climate change: Why we must consider Indigenous lands

Yawalapiti men at the Xingu Indigenous Park in Brazil carry tree trunks decorated to represent distinguished people who have recently died. Image: Photo by Fernanda Fierro on Unsplash

Dimitri Selibas

Writer and photographer, Mongabay


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Annual avoided CO2 emissions through indigenous forestland-tenure security. Image: World Resources Institute
Indigenous people in the Sawawo Indigenous Reserve in Peru with two tractors they found in their territory that were reportedly being used to clear forest. Image: ProPurús and ACONADIYSH.

Map of Indigenous and Community Lands overlaid on primary forests in South America. Image: Mongabay
Indigenous people gather to protest outside the Supreme Federal Court. Image: Tiago Miotto/Indigenist Missionary Council (CIMI)

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