The conversation on conservation must include the land rights of Indigenous Peoples. The global discourse on climate change cannot be in conflict with the interests of Indigenous Peoples who are the defenders and guardians of their lands and territories.
AIPP, together with its member and partner organizations made a submission to the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to the General Assembly (UNSRIP), José Francisco Cali Tzay, in support of their report on ‘Protected Areas and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: The Obligations of States and
International Organizations are pursuant to Resolution 42/20 of the Human Rights Council.
You can read the full submission in the latest edition of Asia Indigenous Observor.
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