Less than 5%.

Indigenous peoples play a critical role in biodiversity conservation and climate change resilience. Whilst the world’s 370 million indigenous peoples make up less than five percent of the total human population, they manage or hold tenure over 25 percent of the world’s land surface and support about 80% of global biodiversity. Biodiversity enables human and animal survival.

Investing in biodiversity can take many forms whether it be in food and agriculture, nature-based healthcare, fashion materials, renewable energy and infrastructure.

Source: Indigenous peoples defend Earth’s biodiversity—but they’re in danger, National Geographic

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