David Kaimowitz describes his career as a “a 30-year quest to understand what causes deforestation,” one that has brought him full circle to where he started: at the issue of land rights. In this interview with Mongabay founder Rhett A. Butler, Kaimowitz talks about why it took so long for Indigenous...
In this interview published by IUCN, David Kaimowitz of the Forest and Farm Facility shares his thoughts on the role of the global organisation he now manages, discusses a new report on Forest Governance by Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, and touches on connections to primary forests.
How strong is the evidence, and how confident can policymakers be that bolstering communal land rights is a climate solution? A new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean...
New report shows Indigenous and Tribal Peoples ‘best guardians' of forests in Amazon basin
This new UN report shows evidence that Indigenous and Tribal Peoples are the best guardians of the forests of Latin America and the Caribbean. Improving tenure of forests by Indigenous and Tribal Peoples can lower deforestation rates and biodiversity loss, avoiding C02 emissions, but more investment is urgently needed to address rising threats.
IIED Blog: Guest blogger David Kaimowitz explains why global ambition to restore the world’s forests will only be achieved if the huge potential of forest and farm producers is realised.