Indigenous-led solutions to the biodiversity crisis and forest protection

The lion’s share (as much as 80 percent by some estimates) of the world’s remaining biodiversity intersects with Indigenous lands. Yet, despite having an unparalleled understanding of the most biodiverse spaces on the planet, Indigenous communities are rarely properly consulted in conservation decision-making processes.

Drawing on case studies from Long Pilah, Long Tungan and the Baram Basin in Malaysia, this paper makes clear the importance and need of community-generated solutions to biodiversity loss, while breaking down their essential components, and guiding the global community on how to protect and promote Indigenous rights.

Watch the corresponding session that took place at the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World – One Health here: Indigenous Solutions to Global Challenges in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

Author: SAVE Rivers Network; The Borneo Project

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum

Language: English

Year: 2020

Location(s): Malaysia

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