International: Forest Peoples - Numbers Across The World
Sophie Chao, 2012
Forests cover almost one third of the world’s land area and nearly all are inhabited by indigenous and rural communities who have customary rights to their forests and have developed ways of life and traditional knowledge that are attuned to their forest environments. These communities have been managing the environment through their own systems based on traditional knowledge, practices, rules and beliefs...
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