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Rights not “fortress conservation” key to save planet, says UN expert

Special Rapporteur on indigenous peoples calls for a new, rights-based approach to conservation

  • David Hill
  • The Guardian

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, has released a report highly critical of the global conservation movement and calling for indigenous peoples and other local communities to have a…

Rax 1aWhat exactly is meant by that? It is “the idea that to protect forests and biodiversity, ecosystems need to function in isolation, devoid of people,” the Rapporteur told the Guardian. “This model – favoured by governments for over a…

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