Management of intact forestlands by Indigenous Peoples key to protecting climate

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However, incursions into their territories, often by settlers involved in natural resource extraction or agriculture, have fractured historic tenure rights, dismantling or putting livelihoods, wildlife and ecosystems at risk. A new research paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment journal suggests that rights recognition is crucial for conserving vital carbon sinks and to guard against global warming and catastrophic climate change.

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