Indigenous lands have highest biodiversity

August 16, 2019

Currently, the Earth is in the grips of what scientists have dubbed the “Sixth Mass Extinction,” with the global rate of species extinction at least “tens to hundreds of times higher” than the average over the past 10 million years, a recent, major United Nations report suggested.

This article published by Newsweek highlights a recent UBC-led study that suggests Indigenous-managed lands may play a critical role in helping species survive. Quoted in the article is Wall Associate Peter Arcese (UBC Forestry), who recently organized a Wall Institute sponsored International Research Roundtable that explored current initiatives and strategies needed to successfully scale-up conservation finance.