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 reflects 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.

Voices of the Landscapes: New paradigms for Human-Nature Relations

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Ecosystem(s): Forests

Location(s): Latin America

  • Global Landscapes Forum

  • Ford Foundation

  • Angela Mendes

    Socio-environmental Activist, Ashoka Brasil's fellow, Coordinator of Chico Mendes Comittee, Chico Mendes Committee

  • Dary Aguinda

    President, Kiwcha Amukina Women's Association, Ecuador

  • Selma Dealdina

    Executive Secretary, CONAQ (National Coordination of Rural Black and Quilombola Communities' Articulation)

  • Tatiana Amaral

    Anthropologist, SESC São Paulo

  • Dario Kopenawa

    Vice-president, Hutukara Yanomami Association

  • Hernan Nay Vargas

    Presidente, Organización Territorial de Base

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