Forestry and Biodiversity

    Forests and Biodiversity are very important in our survival. Biodiversity can be said to be the  variety of life on Earth, in all its forms and all its interactions. As Indigenous Peoples, we have always been taught that forest and Biodiversity help clean the air we breathe keep us healthy. Forests are one of the most biologically rich terrestrial systems. Forests are home to the most diverse habitats on earth. It is in these areas where most of our communities collect their traditional herbs for medicine, food and perform their prayers and other traditional ceremonies. Forests, particularly tropical forests, store carbon and regulate our climate and thus are crucial in our fight against climate change. IIN recognizes that forests are home to many rural and indigenous peoples around the world whose livelihoods depend on forest biodiversity. We work with our different community to ensure that we protect and conserve the forest.