"There are tracts of forest all over the world that have been intensively managed for generations by local people, and that’s precisely why they are still forests." Read more in 's interview with tropical ecologist Charles M. Peters ()
"Local people know a lot more about how to manage tropical forests than we do." I could not agree more with this view. We must rely on indigenous knowledge to save our forests.
You know who has good ideas for forests? The people who have lived in them for centuries
“Indigenous forest-dwelling communities need to be at the table when decisions are made about tropical forests.” discusses how indigenous knowledge can help restore damaged rainforests.
To understand how to manage forests, talk to the people who have lived there for generations via