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International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development & the Indigenous People of the Western Ghats
June 25 @ 2:00 am
- How the unique local knowledge of indigenous people can help to protect the forest and bring other medical and scientific benefits, as well as the challenges they face in maintaining their way of live
- What opportunities and other developments they would like to see in future: including education and the success of their commercial ventures in selling organic food from the forest alongside stronger protection for biodiversity and the rights of those who live in forest areas
- How those of us living elsewhere, and national and international organisation can best support their aspirations.
We will also be joined by Keith Hindell, to set all this in the context of this year’s International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development. Mountains are often home to indigenous peoples. This international year is highlighting the importance of mountains to all of life on earth and the importance of achieving sustainable development in these regions.
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