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Unsustainable Livestock Production

On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, celebrate pastoralism as an alternative to unsustainable livestock production

9 Aug, 2020

We celebrate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples each August 9th, but the human cultures that have conserved biodiversity since time immemorial should be celebrated year-round. Indigenous Peoples and local communities are the custodians of around 80% of the world’s biodiversity, and their rights and vital role as ecosystem protectors should be legally recognized and upheld. However, their traditional practices are often stigmatized and criminalized. Shockingly, 40% of the 212 environmental defenders murdered in 2019 (the highest number yet, …

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