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Better understanding of consequences and solutions to land degradation and restoration for local and Indigenous communities

Posted by JudithFisher on Sun, 13/01/2019
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« Though difficult to quantify, many indigenous peoples and local communities consider land degradation to cause pronounced loss of their cultural identity and indigenous and local knowledge (well established) {1.3.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.6, 1.4.8, 2.2.2.3, 5.9.2.3}, manifested, for instance, in the abandonment of sacred places and rituals (established but incomplete) {5.9.2.1}. Land degradation causes a loss of sense of place and of spiritual connection to the land, in indigenous peoples and local communities (established but incomplete) {2.2.3.1}, »

Solutions to reverse, reduce and avoid land degradation and restore landscapes, need to consider the implications on the livelihoods, well being and traditional connections of local and indigenous communities including human and spiritual costs, land tenure and biophysical and biodiversity costs. Judy Fisher

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