Happy World Sea Turtle Day!

Local indigenous fisherfolks in Hormuz Island, Iran, carefully releasing an endangered green turtle (Chelonia mydas) caught in their fishing gear (April, 2014).

Indigenous peoples and local communities are the chief users and guardians of the world’s ecosystems. Over generations, they have used their traditional knowledge to manage natural resources, conserve ecosystems and species, and adapt to environmental changes.

This image was recently published in the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity’s book on the contribution of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPs/LCs) to the implementation of Aichi Biodiversity Targets 2011-2020.

Koosha Dab, Cenesta

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