What is REDD?
The Global importance of the Amazon and Indigenous peoples
In light of these risk, the implementation of mechanisms to avoid deforestation and degradation of Amazonian forests (such as REDD+ and others) is an urgent need. However, the inclusion of its original inhabitants, the Indigenous Peoples, is essential in the identification and development of these initiatives.
- 25% OF THE AMAZON is occupied by indigenous territories (representing 12% of the world's tropical forests)
- ONLY 2% OF INDIFENOUS TERRITORIES ARE DEFORESTED, a level comparable to protected areas.
- The indigenous population reaches 3 MILLION INHABITANTS.
- Indigenous peoples possess KNOWLEDGE ABOUT FORESTS that even science does not have.