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The Indigenous World 2023 (37th Edition)

This year’s edition of The Indigenous World takes a closer look at Indigenous Peoples’ rights in conservation efforts. In times of a global climate and biodiversity crisis, focusing on the protection of nature is crucial and, increasingly, studies show that Indigenous Peoples are among the most effective guardians of nature. This has been recognised by some international processes, as we will see further below. However, the reports in this edition show a disturbing global picture of conservation efforts ignoring Indigenous Peoples, their rights and knowledge.

Many of the reports in this year’s edition also note the drastic ramifications COVID-19 and skyrocketing living costs have had on Indigenous Peoples worldwide throughout 2022, including food insecurity and hunger, declining incomes and increased crime rates. Furthermore, national efforts aimed at economic recovery, and at addressing the energy crisis, have had negative consequences for Indigenous Peoples as the pressure of natural resource extraction on their lands has increased.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics Ethnic minorities and indigenous people
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Global
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

© The authors and The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), 2023. All Rights Reserved. The reproduction and distribution of information contained in The Indigenous World is welcome as long as the source is cited. However, the translation of articles into other languages and of the whole book is not allowed without the consent of IWGIA.

Version / Edition 37th Edition
License Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

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Author (corporate) International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
ISBN number 978-87-93961-61-6
ISSN number 1024-0217
Publication place Copenhagen, Denmark
Publisher IWGIA
Publication date 2023
Pagination 720
General note

The Indigenous World 2023 also includes a special focus on conservation and Indigenous Peoples’ rights. It was launched on 17 April 2023 at the 22nd Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.

The articles in The Indigenous World are produced on a voluntary basis. It is IWGIA’s intention that The Indigenous World should provide a comprehensive update on the situation of Indigenous Peoples worldwide but, unfortunately, it is not always possible to find authors to cover all relevant countries. The articles reflect the authors’ own views and opinions and not necessarily those of IWGIA itself. IWGIA can furthermore not be held responsible for the accuracy of their content. The Indigenous World is published annually in English and Spanish.

This book has been produced with financial support from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA).

Keywords 2023,conservation,Indigenous Rights,Indigenous Knowledge
Date uploaded July 8, 2023, 07:20 (UTC)
Date modified July 10, 2023, 06:42 (UTC)