5 Indigenous-Led Conservation Organizations to Explore
Engage with, learn from, and donate to a local or International conservation organization that is led by indigenous communities.
Indigenous wisdom is not optional, it is integral to sustainable change. If we are to work together as a global community to accomplish anything, whether economic development, conservation, health promotion, etc., we need to partner with and learn from communities who have been doing this work for centuries.
During this Earth Day, I challenge you to begin decolonizing how you engage with environmentalism and engage with, learn from, and donate to a local or international conservation organization that is led by indigenous communities.
01 | African Conservation Center (East Africa)
The ACC works to preserve biodiversity in East Africa through the application of scientific and indigenous knowledge.
02 | Naboisho Conservancy (Kenya)
The Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya’s Masai Mara is a groundbreaking tourism/conservation effort. The land is owned by 500 Masai families who live on the land and lease portions to eco-camps instead of the more traditional government owned conservation model.
03 | Honor the Earth (US)
Honor the Earth offers financial and organizing support to grassroots Native environmental organizations throughout the United States.
04 | Indigenous Environmental Network (US)
The Indigenous Environmental Network addresses environmental and economic justice through education and political activism.
05 | Seeding Sovereignty (US/ Canada)
This fully female indigenous led organization works on multiple campaigns that address the intersection of conservation and human rights.
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