Thursday, 09 September 2021 20:12
The State of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Lands and Territories reportWritten by joseanna
- Type: Report/Publication, Global Publication
- Focal Areas: Biodiversity
- Priority Groups: Indigenous Peoples, Women, Youth
- Partnerships: ICCA-GSI
The State of Indigenous Peoples and Local communities lands and Territories report is a result of extensive collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), the World Wildlife Fund, and over 10 other collaborating organizations, partners, and networks. Its key findings include that 91 per cent of Indigenous Peoples and local communities’ lands are in “good and fair ecological condition”, and that these lands contain at least 36 per cent of the global surface covered by Key Biodiversity Areas. At present, these lands cover at least 32 per cent of the planet’s terrestrial realm. However, over a quarter of these same areas are likely to face high development pressure in the future, underlining the need for Indigenous Peoples and local communities’ rights, governance, access and use to be secured as part of proposed efforts to increase land and sea areas under protection.