Deforestation in the Amazon is 66% lower on indigenous lands, indicates a study

Securing land ownership for Amazonian indigenous communities can be vital to contain deforestation in the world’s largest rainforest, U.S. researchers have found. Coauthor of the study, Kathryn Baragwanath, a PhD student at the University of California, said territories with full property rights had a 66% lower rate of annual deforestation compared to lands outside their borders.

Source: Ambiente Brasil