Joan Carling (with mike on her hand) is an indigenous activist from the Cordillera, Philippines. She has been working on indigenous issues at the grassroots to international levels for more than 20 years. Photo by Pilar Valbuena/GLF

Indigenous leaders: We can protect Mother Nature like nobody else

Indispensable expertise for landscapes preservation

BONN, Germany (Landscape News) — They are the custodians of land; they are the guardians of forests and natural resources. Indigenous people all over the world have protected their landscapes since the earliest times.

They believe their expertise is indispensable if the world wants to improve land use management and tackle current environmental challenges.

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