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#6224

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

9 August 2022, New York, United States of America

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#135518
2022-08-01

Three Yukon First Nations combine traditional knowledge and modern mapping in preparation for land use planning

How We Walk with the Land and the Water is an undertaking by three Yukon First Nations that uses modern technology to support traditional local knowledge of the land and wildlife by bringing it into a more recognizable form for those in a western scientific setting.

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#135368
2022-07-20

Indigenous Communities Protect 80% Of All Biodiversity

Despite the fact indigenous peoples make up around 15 percent of the world’s extreme poor and just five percent of the global population, they are protecting 80 percent of the world’s remaining biodiversity, according to data cited in Australia’s newly released 2021 State of the Environment report.

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#135379
2022-07-20

Australian environmental report finally recognizes Indigenous knowledge

In Australia, more than 100 animal species have gone extinct or been placed on endangered lists, ecosystems are plagued by invasive species, temperatures and sea levels rise, marine heatwaves have caused coral bleaching, while devastating floods and wildfires have ravaged the country.

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#135380
2022-07-20

‘Traditional knowledge should be integrated with scientific research’

In 1961, the foundation stone of the Navagam dam (now known as the Sardar Sarovar Project) was near the Narmada river in Gujarat, and the government began acquiring land, which belonged to the adivasi communities who had lived there for generations.

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#135311
2022-07-12

IPBES Values Assessment: integrating indigenous and local knowledge with scientific knowledge leads to more just and sustainable social and ecological outcomes

The assessment unveils important findings. It reveals that decision-making processes that support representation and consideration of diverse values and integrate indigenous and local knowledge with scientific knowledge have more just and sustainable social and ecological outcomes.

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#135323
2022-07-12

Africa is a treasure trove of medicinal plants: here are seven that are popular

Plants have directly contributed to the development of important drugs. The antimalarial treatment artemisinin, pain medication morphine, and cancer chemotherapy taxol are just three examples of drugs derived from plants.

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#135234
2022-07-06

First Nations' ancient fish bones may help us adapt to climate change

The study of 5,000-year-old fish bones on the West Coast is revealing how Indigenous people adapted to warming oceans — information that could shape present day adaptations and fisheries management as the climate crisis advances, University of Victoria researchers say.

News Headlines
#135201
2022-07-05

Five risk-reduction strategies updated with age-old knowledge

Indigenous peoples' understanding of disaster risk uses an enormous dataset -- traditional knowledge and folklore reaching back many generations.

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#135202
2022-07-05

Indigenous knowledge vital in conservation of Nepal's tigers

Incidents of human-tiger conflict have increased in line with the growing populations of both the big cats and people, as more people venture into national parks and their buffer zones in search of firewood and food.

News Headlines
#135203
2022-07-05

Jamaican Climate Leader Says Indigenous Knowledge Can Help Solve the Climate Crisis

Can agroforestry help mitigate climate change and remove CO₂ from our air permanently? In April 2021, Jamaica targeted an ambitious 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The upgraded new goal addressed land use change, forestry emissions, and committing to deeper emission reductions ...

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#135175
2022-07-04

Recognising Indigenous knowledges is not just culturally sound, it’s good science

Floods, fires and droughts in Australia devastate lives, destroy wildlife and damage property. These disasters also cost billions of dollars through loss of agricultural and economic productivity, environmental vitality and costs to mental health. People are looking for long-term solutions from ...

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#135162
2022-06-30

Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Saving the Humboldt Marten

The Humboldt marten is about the size of a 4-month-old human baby and adorable, with small, round ears, a fluffy tail and a button nose.

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#135114
2022-06-29

Indigenous communities in Colombia’s Amazon move closer to self-governance

In this small Indigenous reserve, or resguardo, in the Colombian department of Guainía, people tend to their cassava, plantain and pineapple crops, raise ornamental fish, and weave objects from the chiqui chiqui palm.

News Headlines
#135115
2022-06-29

Podcast: How marine conservation benefits from combining Indigenous knowledge and Western science

On today’s episode of the Mongabay Newscast, we take a look at two stories that show the effectiveness of combining traditional Indigenous ecological knowledge and Western science for conservation and restoration initiatives.

News Headlines
#135090
2022-06-28

As Nepal’s tigers thrive, Indigenous knowledge may be key in preventing attacks

On June 6, a 41-year-old woman was attacked by a tiger while she was collecting firewood in a forest in Nepal’s Bardiya district, a key habitat for endangered Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris).

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#135033
2022-06-22

Kenyan hunter-gatherers forced to farm now face increased evictions from their forest

The Indigenous Sengwer people in Kenya’s Embobut Forest have gone through a drastic change in livelihood, from hunting-gathering to herding and commercial farming in the forest, leading to tensions with forestry officials.

News Headlines
#134916
2022-06-08

Using Indigenous knowledge and Western science to address climate change impacts

Traditional Owners in Australia are the creators of millennia worth of traditional ecological knowledge—an understanding of how to live amid changing environmental conditions. Seasonal calendars are one of the forms of this knowledge best known by non-Indigenous Australians. But as the climate c ...

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#134887
2022-06-07

2 Trees, Not 1: Study Confirms What Indigenous People Knew All Along

Scientists have now confirmed that a certain well-known tree in Southeast Asia is actually two species, not one. Indigenous people in Borneo, however, have known this all along.

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#134839
2022-06-02

Podcast: Indigenous, ingenious and sustainable aquaculture from the distant past to today

On today’s episode of the Mongabay Newscast we look at Indigenous peoples’ long relationship with, and stewardship of, marine environments through two stories of aquaculture practice and research.

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#134865
2022-06-02

Study of Indonesian protected marine areas suggests participation by Indigenous people more effective than penalties

A team of researchers affiliated with multiple entities in Indonesia and the U.S. has found that allowing Indigenous people to participate in management of protected marine areas is more effective than simply assessing penalties for violators. In their paper published in the journal Science Adva ...

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#134812
2022-06-01

Indigenous oyster fisheries were ‘fundamentally different’: Q&A with researcher Marco Hatch

About 85% of oyster reefs across the world have been lost since the 19th century due to overharvesting, pollution, introduction of invasive species and habitat loss.

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#134790
2022-05-31

A look at violence and conflict over Indigenous lands in nine Latin American countries

Indigenous people make up a third of the total number of environmental defenders killed across the globe, despite being a total of 4% of the world’s population, according to a report by Global Witness. The most critical situation is in Colombia, where 117 Indigenous people have been murdered bet ...

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#134791
2022-05-31

Amazon frog highlights appropriation of Indigenous knowledge for commercial gain

The Amazonian giant leaf frog, or kambô (Phyllomedusa bicolor) has bulging eyes and bright green skin, and despite its name, is actually quite small. It’s perhaps best known for its skin secretion, a mucous substance with medicinal properties that several Amazonian Indigenous groups have used fo ...

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#134792
2022-05-31

‘What’s lacking is respect for Mayan culture’: Q&A with Pedro Uc Be on Mexico’s Tren Maya

Pedro Uc Be is a poet and intellectual, but he is also a campesino. He is a teacher, a cultural ambassador and a priest. But, above all, for Pedro, he is Mayan and a defender of his territory.

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#134798
2022-05-31

Listen to the communities – Disaster displacement is on the increase, and the affected people must be heard

More than 30 million people were displaced as a result of disasters in 2020 alone, and this number is likely to rise with the mounting severity and number of climate-related extreme events. A panel at the 7th Session of the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR2022), moderated by Sar ...

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#134748
2022-05-27

Humanity’s Last Chance Saloon: Indigenous traditional knowledge & custodianship

The destruction of circular economies in pursuit of wealth and their replacement by extractive models of systemic exploitation have brought humanity to the brink of survival.

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#134749
2022-05-27

The new public artwork forcing Australians to think about the past

A massive red X sits in the centre of a new sculpture by artist Kent Morris, installed at Federation Square this week to mark the beginning of Reconciliation Week. The X is a significant part of south east Victorian Indigenous design and iconography, often used on shields, boomerangs and possum ...

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#134680
2022-05-25

Indigenous activists among Goldman environmental prize winners

Indigenous activists and lawyers who took on transnational corporations and their own governments to force climate action are among the 2022 winners of the world’s pre-eminent environmental award.

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#134720
2022-05-25

This Bogotá Market Comes Alive Only at Night, Full of Ancient Plant Lore and Astonishing Biodiversity

the plaza announces itself as an aroma. It’s near midnight in the Colombian capital of Bogotá, a city of 8 million, tucked in the Andes at an elevation of 8,660 feet. Downtown is deserted as we approach the neighborhood known as Los Mártires.

News Headlines
#134722
2022-05-25

Aaranyak’s bid to preserve indigenous seed diversity to enrich biodiversity

Indigenous varieties of seeds which have been fast disappearing from the state’s croplands due to invasion of hybrid verities, are key components of the rich bio-diversity in the ethnic-mosaic called Assam.

Notification
#3160
2022-05-25

Representatives of indigenous peoples and local communities selected to receive funding for their participation in the fourth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/JL/TMc/QC/TM/90306 (2022-029)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, TK Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local community organizations, and other relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#134592
2022-05-19

Prescribed burns: Indigenous knowledge

It is difficult to understand that this lengthy environmental article reprinted from The Spokesman-Review about controlled burnings on public land did not once mention it is an age-old practice of Indigenous people of this region and the United States to burn land to promote growth and suppress ...

News Headlines
#134549
2022-05-18

Indigenous group and locals sign agreement to protect sustainable livelihoods and culture

Colombia – Walking all day through the jungle to visit the encampments of friends and relatives is what Tumni Abtukaru misses the most about life before his community, the Indigenous Nukak, were evicted from their ancestral homeland.

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#134518
2022-05-17

Village uses Indigenous seeds to slow down Cerrado deforestation

One muggy morning last December, eight women and their chief drove out of the Indigenous Xavante village of Ripá across a forested savanna in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. After a few miles, the road petered out. They walked on in single file through the knee-high grass.

News Headlines
#134521
2022-05-17

To conserve the vibrant diversity of Central Africa’s forests, include Indigenous people (commentary)

Our footsteps intermingled with the sounds of rain dripping through the canopy as my eyes examined the surrounding green vegetation, which was usually so vibrant, but was now subdued as the dark skies above concealed the light and darkened our path.

News Headlines
#134522
2022-05-17

Village uses Indigenous seeds to slow down Cerrado deforestation

One muggy morning last December, eight women and their chief drove out of the Indigenous Xavante village of Ripá across a forested savanna in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. After a few miles, the road petered out. They walked on in single file through the knee-high grass.

News Headlines
#134475
2022-05-16

Zimbabwean designer mixes tradition, fashion

At a plot on the outskirts of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, two women were after a trio of Angora goats aiming to catch one of the adorable balls of wool.

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#134476
2022-05-16

From Traditional Practice To Top Climate Solution, Agroecology Gets Growing Attention

From melting ice sheets to tornadoes ravaging New Orleans and wildfires sweeping Texas, it’s ever clearer that the climate crisis is here, now. In its sixth major report since 1990, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) conveyed the urgency:

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#134477
2022-05-16

The Hopi farmer championing Indigenous agricultural knowledge

It is March and the Hopi reservation, which stretches across high plateaux in northeastern Arizona, appears as a patchwork of varying shades of brown: The mesas – deep bronze in the morning sun – stand stately over beige houses and the light tans of sand-covered fields, shrubs and grasses. Dryne ...

News Headlines
#134447
2022-05-13

Wild Pacific salmon catches down 80 per cent, elders report

Wild Pacific salmon catches are one sixth what they were 50-70 years ago, Indigenous elders report. Employing Indigenous research methodologies, Nisga’a citizen Dr. Andrea Reid (she/her) interviewed 48 knowledge keepers from 18 First Nations across the Fraser, Skeena, and Nass rivers.

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#134466
2022-05-13

Tadpoles for dinner? Indigenous community in Mexico reveals a favorite recipe for a particular frog

Stone soup (caldo de piedra) is a traditional meal from the Indigenous Chinantla region in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Prepared by men, it is made by placing tomato, cilantro, chili peppers, onion, raw fish, salt, and water in a jicara (a bowl made from the fruit of the calabash tree) in a hole ...

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#134386
2022-05-12

Why the world has a lot to learn about conservation – and trust – from Indigenous societies

Twenty-five years ago, when I was a young anthropologist working in northern Siberia, the Indigenous hunters, fishers and trappers I lived with would often stop and solemnly offer something to the tundra. It was usually small, such as coins, buttons or unlit matches.

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#134271
2022-05-04

Indigenous people harvested oysters sustainably for thousands of years

Oyster fisheries around the world have suffered collapses over the past 200 years that have been attributed to overexploitation, climatic changes, disease and the introduction of alien species.

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#134224
2022-04-28

The ocean that binds us: How indigenous collaboration is helping to protect the moana

Te Aomihia Walker, a marine biology graduate and policy analyst with Te Ohu Kaimoana, has spent six months in Iceland researching how indigenous knowledge can improve the health of our overfished oceans.

News Headlines
#134251
2022-04-28

‘Existential Threat’: Indigenous Leaders Urge Citigroup to Stop Backing Amazon Oil

Indigenous leaders have called on Citigroup to stop financing oil and gas projects in the Amazon, saying the bank’s activities contradict its climate pledges by putting the threatened ecosystem at greater risk.

News Headlines
#134198
2022-04-27

Bridging knowledges for land and water stewardship

What happens when Indigenous People lead resource decision-making on their own terms, across their own traditional territories? Communities in Tanzania and Canada are documenting and sharing their experiences, supported by a University of Victoria Department of Geography project that illustrates ...

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#134199
2022-04-27

Extractive projects cause irreparable harm to indigenous cultures, UN forum told

The explosive growth of extractive operations around the world often plays out on indigenous people’s lands without their consent, causing irreparable harm to their livelihoods, cultures, languages and lives, speakers told the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on Monday, as it opened its 2022 ...

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