Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) are key allies in the fight against forest and biodiversity loss, but challenges in land tenure are obstructing their guardianship. Full recognition and formalization of their rights is a must for conservation and climate change mitigation globally, as evidenced by multiple research papers on the link between deforestation and land tenure insecurity. This session, hosted by the Ford Foundation, will examine key linkages between conflict, ecosystem health and land rights in the Amazon region, and highlight the urgent need for full participation of IPLCs in global climate and conservation agendas moving forwards.
Leila Salazar-LopezExecutive Director
Diego Saavedra CelestinoGovernance and Environmental Management Program Specialist
Derechos, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR)
Ayala FerreiraNational Coordinator
Landless Workers Movement
Yurshell Rodríguez HookerResearcher
Instituto de Estudios Ambientales (IDEA) Palmira
Alex Villca LimacoDefender of Indigenous Rights and Nature
Tiriyo, Kaxuyana and Txikiyana Indigenous Peoples Association (APITIKATXI)
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