We’re connected in ways many of you have only begun to imagine.
I recycle the world’s biggest rivers. I nourish the lands.
I store more carbon than in all the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves (ancient ancestors of mine).
And if you’re the science and tech type: I am the most effective climate technology on Earth right now…in the “right hands”.
Indigenous folk still remember.
Our lives are inseparable.
Together, we protect 80% of all biodiversity.
All the bird people, cat people, fish, insect, bacteria and plant people that stitch together life.
Forest + Indigenous
Forest + Indigenous = Life
But you know all this.
Question is, how do you actually keep the forest sacred and sound, as if your world depends on it, which it does.
Map out tribal territory, identify sacred spaces, estimate the value of carbon capture and other products (timber) and services (clean water), I give away for free. (silly me)
Then highlight areas encroached by squatters and extractive industries, and calculate the cost to buy it all back.