This week's Facts Friday Sarah shares a fact from The United Nations.
INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES LEAD ON PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Indigenous peoples are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of living. Nearly 70 million depend on forests for their livelihoods, and many more are farmers, hunter gatherers or pastoralists.
These communities thrive by living in harmony with their surroundings. Research shows that where Indigenous groups have control of the land, forests and biodiversity flourish.