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Seven to 10 billion dollars are invested each year in nature conservation, funding the creation of protected areas to keep biodiversity out of man’s destructive power. As protecting the nature has become a priority on the international agenda to combat climate change, our European leaders, UN representatives and conservation NGOs are discussing better ways to preserve the wilderness and save endangered species. But the rainforest, the taiga or the desert, do not only host pristine fauna and flora. They are also home to millions of indigenous peoples who have been living there for millennia, protecting and depending on it for their survival. What happens to them when a protected area is created on their lands?
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