Indigenous rights: the pathway to a livable planet

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The 2017 Equator Prize winner Associação Ashaninka do Rio Amônia Apiwtxa works with local communities in Brazil to protect the environment. © Kyrre Lien / Regnskogfondet UNDP Equator Prize winner
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A growing body of research shows that forests are best protected when they are managed by the communities who depend on them, like this forest in Costa Rica. © Dmitriy Rnd of Fotolia
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At last year’s Convention on Biological Diversity, the Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin presented a vision for the ‘Corridor of Life’, which, covering 200 million hectares, would become the world’s largest protected area and a sanctuary for people and wildlife, in Latin America. © UNDP Peru

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