"Virtually all native cultures that have survived without fouling their nests have acknowledged that nature knows best, and have had the humility to ask the bears and wolves and ravens and redwoods for guidance." ~ Janine M. Benyus
Through biodiversity conservation, Indigenous communities can assess threats to the biodiversity of their lands and waters, identify and develop strategies to address these threats, and undertake conservation measures within their communities. CIER has extensive experience working with Indigenous communities on biodiversity initiatives and developing culturally appropriate strategies, tools, and approaches for the protection and restoration of wildlife populations and habitats. We advocate for the incorporation of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge in conservation efforts and support Indigenous-led biodiversity conservation projects.