In this short film, the Wampis Nation of Peru demands national and international recognition for conserving and protecting their territory and mitigating climate change.
The Wampis Nation are an indigenous autonomous government who are fighting to stop rich investors from entering Wampis territory to carry out logging, oil extraction or mining. By protecting an area of over 1.3 million hectares, they are helping to fight climate change and biodiversity loss – but they are receiving no recognition or support for their actions.
This film series examines the critical contributions that Indigenous peoples and local communities make to protecting the world’s biodiversity, and complements the Local Biodiversity Outlooks.
Other films in this series:
- Traditional knowledge provides resilience to a changing climate
- Nana Yala (Mother Earth)
- Zenu Indigenous Women: Protectors and Growers of Mother Earth
- Froxán Commons – A community restoration project in Galicia, Spain brings native species back to their forests
- Li Kiampka (Our descendants)
- Minta Ari – Constant rain in a Dayak community in Indonesia
- How the Ogiek of Kenya are using mapping to advocate for their land rights
- A Pgaz K’Nyau community in northern Thailand supports biodiversity and their local economy by producing honey
- Tarimat Pujut: Living in Harmony with Nature in Peru