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In my humble opinion as someone who has devoted most of their life to conservation, Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas, Indigenous Guardians networks are the most exciting and impactful development in nature conservation in a very very long time.

Important to remember that Indigenous conservation is nothing new. Indigenous Peoples have been stewarding traditional lands & waters for millennia. Colonial Govs and the conservation science and NGO community is finally recognizing its significance, collaboration, support.
Today's @thenarwhalca panel on Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas offers wonderful opportunity for us to learn from Indigenous leaders in conservation and to transition away from colonial conservation models to those that are more effective and just #decolonizeconservation
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As it stands, #Conservation is run in Africa around white tourism, in a romanticised "empty wilderness" that has never existed. It has become more about making money than enacting policies good for people and planet.

No ifs, no buts – it has to change. Here's how 👇

1. Conservation orgs have to recognise their history.

The belief in "empty wilderness" is a historic, dangerous myth that has seen millions of #Indigenous people thrown off their lands to make way for tourist initiatives.…

2. Conservationists must listen to #Indigenous peoples.

All the evidence is there – Indigenous peoples are the best defenders of the planet. To ignore them is nothing short of racism, and it is detrimental to us all.…

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