Ten years after the UN recognised indigenous peoples rights, they remain on the frontline, defending the biosphere on behalf of us all
Indigenous groups say they are at “war” with the Brazilian government after the appointment of a justice minister with close ties to agriculture
Without their traditional land managers, reserves in Central America are left vulnerable to corporate interests, report finds
Keystone XL oil pipeline and Site C hydropower dam are a test of the government’s commitment to indigenous rights, say objectors
Forests and grasslands would store more carbon if communities’ rights were protected, according to research from the leading climate economist
ANALYSIS: Germany, Norway and UK lead forest protection announcements, but where are the real forest defenders at COP21?
INTERVIEW: A peaceful protest by indigenous women in Indonesia shows the power of grassroots activism to tackle climate change
COMMENT: Indigenous people have the solutions to climate change. They should be allowed to speak out at the UN climate talks
NEWS: Traditional communities living in harmony with nature need greater support from governments, says report
NEWS: A network of 25 indigenous mountain communities is sharing information – and seeds – for a climate-proof future
Researchers say the people who live in some of the world’s most fragile forests can establish how much carbon they contain as accurately as scientists equipped with hi-tech measuring instruments.