Researcher Chanel Sam and local village partner Japanesei Lalep help identify tree species recorded during forest surveys in the island of Tanna, Vanuatu.

May 16, 2024

Indigenous Guardianship Contributed to Pacific Island’s Forest Recovery After Cyclone, Study Finds

The remarkable case of Vanuatu serves as a powerful example of the vital role of customary land practices in protecting biodiversity, to be remembered on International Day for Biological Diversity.


22nd session of the united nations permanent forum on indigenous issues

May 18, 2023

Reforesting Our Minds: Indigenous Messages and Presence at the 22nd UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

At the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Indigenous leaders from around the world shared messages on the significance of this gathering of Indigenous Peoples, as well as goals and takeaways.


Amazonia Tree Tops

May 17, 2023

Celebrating the Relationship Between Indigenous Guardianship & Biodiversity

Nia Tero Policy Team

Today, on International Day for Biological Diversity, let's take a closer look at the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), and how protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples also supports Earth’s biodiversity.