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3 Maps Show Importance of Local Communities in Forest Conservation

By Rachael Petersen and Caleb Stevens Panama’s Omar Torrijos National Park. Photo credit: Lon & Queta, Flickr. Local communities are key to protecting the world’s last remaining forests. Indigenous peoples and local communities hold legal or official rights to one-eighth of the world’s forests, about 513 million hectares (1.3 billion acres). A recent report by WRI and the Rights and Resources Initiative found lower […]