Reframing the wilderness concept can bolster collaborative conservation

Alvaro Fernandez-Llamazares Onrubia, Julien Terraube, Michael C. Gavin, Aili Pyhälä, Sacha M.O. Siani, Mar Cabeza, Eduardo S. Brondizio

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Indigenous territories represent ~45% of land categorized as wilderness in the Amazon, but account for <15% of all forest loss on this land. At a time when the Amazon faces unprecedented pressures, overcoming polarization and aligning the goals of wilderness defenders and Indigenous peoples is paramount, to avoid environmental degradation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Ecology & Evolution
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)750-753
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • forests
  • Amazon
  • conservation
  • wilderness
  • 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Biocultural conservation
  • Biocultural diversity
  • Indigenous lands

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