ACIO Wildlife Conservation work with Indigenous People

Mission statement

ACIO wildlife conservation envisions a world where wildlife prospers in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth.

Villagers of Lokolama welcome the international Expedition Team on their arrival. A team from Greenpeace Africa are working with local partners to conduct scientific research in the village of Lokolama, 45 km from Mbandaka. The team aim to identify the presence of tropical peatlands in the region, and to measure its depth.

ACIO Wildlife Conservation work with Indigenous People

Based to their subsistence economies and spiritual connection to lands and territories, most Indigenous Peoples in Africa suffer disproportionately from loss of biological diversity and environmental degradation. Their lives, survival, development chances, knowledge, environment, health conditions are threatened by environmental degradation, large scale industrial activities, toxic waste, conflicts and forced migration, as well as by land-use and land-cover changes (such as deforestation for agriculture and extractives). These challenges are further exacerbated by climate change. ACIO work with Indigenous People as their contributions are essential in designing and implementing solutions for ecosystems. Traditional knowledge and heritage they have contribute to environmental assessments and sustainable ecosystem management. For instance, the sustainable production and consumption of indigenous and traditional food have invaluable benefits for natural resources and ecosystems, contributes to a sustainable and healthier diet, and helps mitigate climate change. That is why ACIO will further promote the use of traditional crops and pastoralism.

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