How to Improve Conservation Funding With a Local & Indigenous Focus
Hundreds of millions of dollars in conservation funding has been aimed at projects centering on supporting the role of Indigenous and local communities in safeguarding the forests they manage and call home.
But a new report from Rainforest Foundation Norway and the Rights & Resources Initiative finds that, over the past decade, only a small percentage of funding targeted this way reaches those working on sustainability’s front lines.
Read the report here: http://bit.ly/fundingwithpurpose
Then join the discussion!
Join journalist Andy Revkin of the Columbia Climate School in an exploration of the findings, and possible fixes, with Solange Bandiaky-Badji, the president and coordinator of Rights & Resources, and Pam McElwee, a Rutgers professor of human ecology whose research has revealed how such communities contribute to conservation.
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