Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities are stewards of natural resources and nature. We have been conserving our territories for thousands of years. Each indigenous community has its own territory. For indigenous nomadic pastoralists our territory consists of summering grounds, wintering grounds, migration routes, stopovers and mid-way stations with different ecological, social, economic and cultural assets. These assets include forests, rangelands, wetlands, lakes, rivers, coasts, seas, and many other types of ecosystems and wildlife.
By: INU Staff
Date: March 11th 2016
Source: Iran News Update
INU - The head of Iran's land affairs organization acknowledged in an interview with state television on Thursday that 800 government officials are implicated in cases of ‘land-grabbing’ in the country.