The Amazon is one of the most bioculturally-rich regions on the planet, housing a diverse plethora of species, communities, cultures, traditions, languages and ways of life. Over centuries, the region’s many Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs) have developed a unique relationship with the forest, making them vital partners in the global fight to conserve it. This session will reflect on their rich knowledge of human-land-nature relations to envision a new, more equitable and sustainable Amazon, in which harmony and co-existence are foundations of development.
Angela MendesSocio-environmental Activist, Ashoka Brasil's fellow, Coordinator of Chico Mendes Comittee
Chico Mendes Committee
Kiwcha Amukina Women's Association, Ecuador
Selma DeadinaExecutive Secretary
CONAQ (National Coordination of Rural Black and Quilombola Communities' Articulation)
SESC São Paulo
Hutukara Yanomami Association
Hernan Nay Vargas
Organización Territorial de Base
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