INFOGRAPHIC: Why Invest in Indigenous Lands?
Tenure-secure indigenous and other community forestlands are often linked to low deforestation rates, significant forest cover, and the sustainable production of timber and other forest products. New WRI research shows that securing indigenous forestland is also a low-cost, high-benefit investment and therefore makes good economic sense. Given the important role of forests in storing carbon, securing indigenous forestland is a sound climate mitigation strategy. Importantly, securing indigenous forestlands is a cost-effective measure for climate change mitigation when compared with other carbon capture and storage.
Projects that include this Resource
Land and Resource RightsVisit Project
WRI’s Land and Resource Rights project aims to ensure that rural people and the urban poor have secure rights over their land and natural resources.Part of Environmental Rights
Indigenous Peoples and Local CommunitiesVisit Project
Helping communities protect their lands and the many benefits they providePart of Equity