Communities are building resilience to the far-reaching impacts of drought by embracing conservation agriculture and other strategies aimed at strengthening food security.
More than ever, I think it is essential to include local and Indigenous voices in these conferences. We are the ones who have been sustaining the Earth up to now.
En, Hang, and Prum from the Southern Cardamom REDD+ Project in Cambodia share the challenges their communities are facing due to climate change and are calling on World Leaders to invest into conservation in Cambodia.
Peon, Korn, and Srev from the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary REDD+ Project in Cambodia share how the impacts of climate change are affecting their ability to cultivate food and are calling on World Leaders to help protect their natural resources.
Martha, Benson, Mariam and Bonafice from the Wildlife Works Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project in Kenya share how the ongoing drought has impacted their communities and are calling on World Leaders to preserve their forests.
The Community Chief along with his villagers joined hands and echoed together that they have taken an oath to protect their forest and wildlife. Likewise, they request everyone to do the same. “Together we can protect the future.”
The Indigenous Bungong People are vested stakeholders in protecting their traditional land and are calling on World Leaders to do their part to preserve forests and wildlife for the next generation.