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This year’s theme for Biodiversity Day, we are part of the solution, recognises the important role that Indigenous peoples and local communities play in protecting and enhancing the world’s biological diversity. This page brings together messages from Indigenous and local communities marking Biodiversity Day 2021.

Comic: Let’s Go Back Home: Revisiting Indigenous Knowledge

Video: Antiguan Senator Maureen Hyman Payne visiting the Sweets Village Uncovered community conservation site & discussing the important role local communities play in supporting biodiversity

Video: “When we hear ‘we are part of the solution’, we think about preserving the way of life of our ancestors.” Indigenous people in Suriname reflecting on Biodiversity Day 2021

Indigenous Karen women in Thailand

Indigenous people in Russia