Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IP & LCs) collectively manage a staggering 50% of
the world’s land and hold 80% of the world’s biodiversity and 22% of the world’s total carbon in
forests. Yet, shockingly, only 10% of their lands are legally recognized and protected.
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