People and Rainforests

Over one billion people worldwide depend on forests for their livelihood

Indigenous people make up around 5% of the world's population


An estimated 50 million people call the rainforest home - and there are many more that are yet to be counted

 


The Congo Basin rainforest has been inhabited by humans for over 50,000 years and CONTINUES to be home to tens of millions of people


‘Free, Prior and Informed Consent’ is an international right of indigenous peoples, giving them a say over projects affecting them


In Brazil, forests managed by indigeNous peoples emit an estimated 27 times less co2 from deforestation than non-indigenous forests

 

Over half of the world's protected areas are found on lands traditionally inhabited by indigenous people


There are around 9 million indigenous people in Peru who use 80 different languages