Indigenous peoples worldwide protect and sustain 80% of the world’s biodiversity,

Constituting only 5 percent of the world population, indigenous peoples nevertheless are vital stewards of the environment. Traditional indigenous territories encompass 22 percent of the world’s land surface, but 80 percent of the planet’s biodiversity.

“Small farmers and Indigenous people are more cautious with the use of land. For Indigenous caretakers, land use isn’t premised on a return of investments; it’s about maintaining the land for the next generation, meeting the needs of the present, and a respect for the diversity of life.” Guardian

FAO – News Article: 6 ways indigenous peoples are helping the world achieve #ZeroHunger

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