If You Destroy the Community Conserved Area You Destroy the Ecosystem - Giovanni Reyes
The evidence is indisputable, the areas occupied and managed by Indigenous Peoples span 24% of the global terrestrial surface, and they are home to 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity.
Cultural Survival attended COP15 in Montreal, Canada, and spoke to some of the delegates.
Produced by Bryan Bicxul (Maya Tz'utujil)
Edited by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Interviewee: Giovanni Reyes (Kankaney Igorot)
Image from ICCA Consortium
"Lights in the forest by Ziibiwan, Used with Permission
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission