Territories of Life2024-02-20T20:58:53+00:00
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Biocultural Diversity

Territories of Life

The programme supports Indigenous Peoples and local communities to defend their Territories of Life and the diversity within them from external threats. When people have secure tenure rights over their land, enforced by an independent legal system, it empowers people to think and act with the long term in mind and it helps them to protect their land from destruction by industrial activities.

Insecure land tenure fuels poverty, social and gender inequalities, food insecurity, conflict and environmental degradation globally. Often this is driven by powerful economic and political interests.