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New England's Native tribes, whose sustainable ways of farming, forestry, hunting and land and water management were devastated by European colonists four centuries ago, can help modern America adapt to climate change.
With governments, loggers, miners and palm oil producers poaching their lands with impunity, indigenous leaders from 17 countries gathered on a remote island in Sumatra this week to launch a global fight for their rights that will take advantage of powerful mapping tools combined with indigenous knowledge to mark traditional boundaries.
Ensuring a sustainable future in the face of inter-connected, human-induced challenges facing the Earth system urgently requires new knowledge and a new relationship between science and society.
New research released today by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) shows that hundreds of millions of forest peoples in tropical nations have, in the last 20 years, quietly gained unprecedented legal rights to the land and resources owned under customary law.
GENEVA, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) and United Business Media (UBM) have launched the second round of the Biodiversity in Food Awards.
New Exhibition Offers Indigenous Voices on Climate Change WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian presents "Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change," a multimedia exhibition opening Friday, July 22, that explores the impact of global climate change from the perspective of 15 tribal communities in 13 countries.
BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct.
A delegation of more than 20 indigenous teens, women, elders and shamen heading to historic Copenhagen climate talks today offered the world self-created video evidence and testimonials of climate change problems in their far-flung home communities.
Carbon credits bring millions for new jobs in indigenous communities; Australian project a model of opportunity, especially for Africa.
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