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Abstract Submission Deadline 14 October 2022
Manuscript Submission Deadline 09 February 2023

The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples takes place on 9th August, commemorating the date on which, in 1982, the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations had their first meeting.

The ancestral knowledge of Indigenous forest communities holds unparalleled wisdom regarding forest protection. Scientific studies show that Indigenous peoples have been living in forest ecosystems, like the Amazon, for millennia, without causing species loss. The biodiversity of forested environments is intertwined with the cultural diversity of Indigenous peoples.

As the fight against biodiversity loss continues, it is critical to search out lessons on how important forest ecosystems can be conserved. Studying the relationship between Indigenous communities and forest biodiversity can provide valuable insights into sustainable land use practices that can be adopted worldwide.

It is in this spirit that Frontiers is launching a new article collection to coincide with this UN day. This occasion not only offers an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Indigenous peoples to forest conservation, but also to consider the importance of safeguarding their knowledge systems and ways of life.

This Frontiers in Forests and Global Change Research Topic aims to address the People and Forests-specific dimensions of this UN day. Topics may include, but are by no means limited to:
• Indigenous knowledge systems related to sustainable land use practices
• Ways these practices enhance forest biodiversity
• Ways in which forest conservation is integrated into the lives of Indigenous forest peoples
• The impacts Indigenous forest peoples have on their environment
• Historical land use practices of Indigenous forest communities
• Ways this land use increases forest resilience to natural disasters.

Keywords: UN Day, International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Forest Communities, Ancestral Knowledge, Forest Communities


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples takes place on 9th August, commemorating the date on which, in 1982, the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations had their first meeting.

The ancestral knowledge of Indigenous forest communities holds unparalleled wisdom regarding forest protection. Scientific studies show that Indigenous peoples have been living in forest ecosystems, like the Amazon, for millennia, without causing species loss. The biodiversity of forested environments is intertwined with the cultural diversity of Indigenous peoples.

As the fight against biodiversity loss continues, it is critical to search out lessons on how important forest ecosystems can be conserved. Studying the relationship between Indigenous communities and forest biodiversity can provide valuable insights into sustainable land use practices that can be adopted worldwide.

It is in this spirit that Frontiers is launching a new article collection to coincide with this UN day. This occasion not only offers an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Indigenous peoples to forest conservation, but also to consider the importance of safeguarding their knowledge systems and ways of life.

This Frontiers in Forests and Global Change Research Topic aims to address the People and Forests-specific dimensions of this UN day. Topics may include, but are by no means limited to:
• Indigenous knowledge systems related to sustainable land use practices
• Ways these practices enhance forest biodiversity
• Ways in which forest conservation is integrated into the lives of Indigenous forest peoples
• The impacts Indigenous forest peoples have on their environment
• Historical land use practices of Indigenous forest communities
• Ways this land use increases forest resilience to natural disasters.

Keywords: UN Day, International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Forest Communities, Ancestral Knowledge, Forest Communities


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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