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Yurok tribe’s innovative forest management wins UN honor

The Yurok Tribe has been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme with the prestigious Equator Prize for their innovative forest management practices.

They are the first indigenous community in the US to receive this honor, highlighting their blend of traditional ecological knowledge and modern science.

Chairman Joseph L. James expressed gratitude, stating their approach rebuilds biodiversity, restores resilience, and sets a global example for combating climate change.

Their restoration of over 60,000 acres of ancestral lands, combining traditional practices with carbon-offset projects, showcases a successful model for sustainable land management.

The Equator Prize comes with a $10,000 award and …

Source video: Ministry for Primary Industries on YouTube

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Source: northcoastjournal.com

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