Indigenous Peoples’ Voices on Biodiversity: Ms. Yun Mane – Cambodia
Yun Mane, a member of the Indigenous Bunong Community in Cambodia, serves as the Executive Director of the Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Organization (CIPO).
Ms. Mane is urging the Cambodian government to acknowledge and respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples within the Protected Areas Law and Forestry Law based on the international legal framework and national laws, which specifically recognize the rights of Indigenous Peoples to their land and natural resources.
It is crucial to support the vital roles of Indigenous Women, particularly in protecting their natural resources.
Mane believes that more direct international financial support should be channeled toward Indigenous Peoples and their Organizations. This will enable them to assume stronger and more influential roles in the protection of our resources for our communities and the benefit of everyone on the planet.