Ancestral Wisdom The Earth’s Protectors

Pastos women preparing a sheep for shearing

Today, indigenous peoples worldwide are considered the de facto guardians of most life on the planet. With great care and knowledge, indigenous peoples manage their lands and derive their sustenance while preserving the delicate balance between humans and planet. The latest report by FAO and FILAC, published in March 2021, shows that, in Latin America, deforestation rates are significantly lower in indigenous and tribal territories where governments have formally recognized collective land rights