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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

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

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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