World Environment Day is an opportunity to not only celebrate nature, but the peoples and communities who protect and steward it worldwide. Here, three lessons from indigenous and local communities in Colombia, the Day’s host, are highlighted: women’s knowledge is critical for protecting biodiversity; frontline communities’ efforts are defending their human rights and collective territories preventing further losses of biodiversity, and culture and traditional knowledge are vital for sustainable use and ecological restoration.
Film: Tarimat Pujut: Living in Harmony with Nature in Peru
In Peru, the Wampis Nation are demanding recognition for conserving and protecting their territory and fighting climate change.
Forest Peoples Programme7 December 2022
Film: How the Ogiek of Kenya are using mapping to advocate for their land rights
This short film explores how the Ogiek of Mount Elgon, Kenya are using mapping technology to protect their lands.
Film: A Pgaz K’Nyau community in northern Thailand supports biodiversity and their local economy by producing honey
This short film shows how a Pgaz K’Nyau community in northern Thailand have created a thriving social enterprise that supports biodiversity.