On Earth Day, this photo essay celebrates the beautiful interdependence between indigenous communities and nature. It shows various indigenous communities from Malaysia and some of their customary practices that reveal their strong role in biodiversity conservation. Strengthening Indigenous Peoples’ rights over their territories, and supporting their traditional community conservation practices are fundamental for protecting Mother Earth. Silad […]
Almost exactly two years ago, the local communities of Mahan forest, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, had plenty of reason to celebrate. On the eve of the International Day of Forests 2015, they received news that their ancestral lands would not be auctioned off for coal mining. This was the result of a […]
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