What do the indigenous people have to do with the standing forest?

14 de June de 2021 | News

Jun 14, 2021 | News

Between respect for the elements of the forest and the abundance it offers, indigenous peoples cultivate a different relationship with the environment, in which the conservation of what is alive is a fundamental element. This will be the central theme of the next episode of the second cycle of Amazoniar.

Next Thursday (6/17), starting at 07 pm (UTC+1 Central Europe), the IPAM (Amazon Environmental Research Institute) brings together specialists to discuss the fundamental role of indigenous peoples in the conservation of the forest, essential for maintaining the regional and global climate balance. The event will broadcast on the Zoom platform with simultaneous translation into English and Portuguese.

Participating in this meeting are the manager of Forest Facilities and Farms at FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization), David Kaimowtz; and the coordinator of Area and Territory and Natural Resources at COICA (the Spanish acronym for Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin), and political advisor at COIAB (Coordination of Indigenous Organizations in the Brazilian Amazon), Toya Manchineri. The mediator of this conversation will be the senior researcher at IPAM, Paulo Moutinho.

About the project

Amazoniar was created to promote global dialogue on the Amazon rainforest, to broaden the debate regarding its influence on Brazil’s relationship with the rest of the world.

In the second cycle, the main focus is on indigenous peoples and their role as key allies in combating deforestation and forest conservation, their contribution to science and culture, as well as their impact on the sustainable development of the region. The meetings of this cycle are scheduled to take place twice a month until the 15th of July.

Check out the schedule of upcoming episodes and the topics to be covered:

July 1st – Ep 09: What can we learn from traditional sciences?

15th of July – Ep 10: Pan-Amazon integration: countless cultures in a single biome.

Follow up

Watch the next episode here.

Watch the previous episode here.

Remember the first cycle of Amazoniar here.

This project is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Find out more at un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals.

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